Murder charges to be filed in Chicago-area girl’s 1991 death

MARKHAM, Ill. (AP) — Prosecutors say a 58-year-old man will be charged with murder and kidnapping in the 1991 killing of a 14-year-old suburban Chicago girl.

More than two years ago, five men reached a $40 million settlement with Illinois State Police after they were cleared of all charges in the death of Dixmoor teenager Cateresa Matthews. The men, known as the “Dixmoor Five,” spent a decade or more in prison before DNA evidence pointed to Willie Randolph, not them, in Cateresa’s killing.

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office says Randolph will appear in bond court on Thursday afternoon on charges of murder, kidnapping and predatory criminal sexual assault.

Randolph is already serving a three-year sentence for drug possession in an Illinois state prison.

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