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80-year-old attempted murder suspect accused of harassing alleged victim

Walter Wils |  Cook County Sheriff's Office photo

Walter Wilson | Cook County Sheriff's Office photo

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An elderly man from the Gresham neighborhood who’s already facing attempted murder charges is now accused of harassing his alleged victim and trying to persuade her to drop the case against him.

Walter Wilson, 80, of the 8700 block of South Bishop, was arrested Saturday and charged with violating an order of protection, unlawful communication and harassing a witness. On Sunday, Cook County Jude Israel Desierto ordered him held in lieu of $250,000 bail.

Police said Wilson called his alleged victim’s cellphone more than 25 times and left her messages. They also said Wilson talked to the woman and told her to drop the charges.

When she refused, police said Wilson said he was going to “get everybody” involved.

Assistant State’s Attorney Lisa Morrison said Wilson was charged with shooting the woman at a beauty salon in 2011. He was also found guilty of aggravated battery for shooting the same woman in 1989, she said.

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