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Officials: Man charged in four murders worshipped saint of death

Updated: May 19, 2011 4:49AM

A man already accused of two drug-related murders on the North Side has now been charged with four more Southwest Side slayings, Cook County prosecutors said Wednesday.

Raul Segura-Rodriguez, who investigators say worshipped a Mexican saint of death, is one of three suspects in a total of 12 Chicago murders.

In the charges filed Wednesday, Segura-Rodriguez, 36, is accused of killing four people in a garage in the 6100 block of South Kildare on Sept. 2, 2010, prosecutors allege. Police said all four victims were found bound and shot in the head in the garage. The victims were: Noel Casares, 25, of the 2100 block of N. Kildare; Louis Santillian, 30, of the 3000 block of W. 40th; and Alonzo Villarreal, 32, and Roberto Rivera, 30, both of the 6100 block of S. Kildare.

In March, Segura-Rodriguez and Augustin Toscano were charged in a double murder in the 5800 block of North Winthrop. Prosecutors allege Segura-Rodriguez and Toscano bound the hands of three men with belts and cut their throats in a drug-related murder. One of the victims in that case survived, and then alerted police. The alleged get-away driver, Arturo Ibarra, was shot and killed after a police chase.

Police said the accused worked as home remodelers but also drug dealers who robbed and killed their customers.

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