The week brought justice for the family of graffiti artist Linear “Chip” Caballero along with the mysterious death of a woman found stabbed in a burning house and some closure in the recent FoodSmart double shooting.
Stabbed Woman Found In Burning Home Now Reported Dead
Angela M. Carini, 37, who was found injured in a May 19 fire in Logan Square, has died.
The fire took place around noon at a home in the 1900 block of N. Washtenaw Ave. Firefighters on the scene found Carini inside the home with what has been identified as a stab wound and burns. Media contacts with the fire department told the Chicago Sun-Times that the injuries may not have been related to the blaze.
Man Sentenced To 12 Years For Stabbing Murder Of Tagger ‘Chip’
Kristopher Klimala, who was recently found guilty in the 2012 stabbing murder of fellow graffiti artist Linear “Chip” Caballero on N. Western and W. Armitage avenues, was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Klimala’s attorney, Aaron Goldstein, asked Judge James Linn to keep Klimala’s troubled childhood in mind when issuing the ruling. However, Assistant State’s Attorney Jennifer Hanus argued that stabbing was not a strong enough word to describe the violence of the act, and said there was “almost a perfect circle” of wounds in Caballero’s neck, DNAinfo reported. She also pointed out that Klimala boasted of the act and insulted Caballero even after he was arrested for the crime.
Man Not Charged With Murder In FoodSmart Shooting
21-year-old Ivan Gomez was charged with “unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm by a street-gang member” — but not murder — in last week’s shooting death of 19-year-old Jonathan Garcia outside of FoodSmart, at 2901 W. Armitage Ave.
During proceedings, Assistant State’s Attorney Lorraine Scaduto argued that Garcia made the first shot in the May 13 shootout, and Gomez fired in response. Gomez hit Garcia, who was pronounced dead at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center shortly thereafter, as well as a 33-year-old man.
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