A Chicago man could face the death penalty in connection with the bludgeoning death of a friend in an Elk Grove Village motel.
Michael R. Davis, 20, of the 800 block of West 76th Street pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of murder and armed robbery before Cook County Circuit Judge Thomas Fecarotta Jr. in Rolling Meadows. Prosecutors said they would probably make a decision on whether to seek the death penalty by Davis' July 18 court date.
Davis is charged with using a hammer to kill Krystal Heskin, 31, on April 17. Heskin, formerly of Grayslake, was living at the Motel 6 at 1601 Oakton Ave., according to authorities.
Heskin and Davis had a dating relationship, authorities said.
Fecarotta appointed a public defender to represent Davis, who is in Cook County Jail in lieu of $2.5 million bail.
Davis stole a cell phone, cash and a video game from Heskin and was arrested at his home, authorities said. Because Davis was charged with murder during the commission of another felony, he could be eligible for the death penalty, prosecutors said.
(source: Chicago Tribune)
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