A 19-year-old man has been charged in the stabbing death of a woman Wednesday in the Little Village neighborhood, police said.
Aaron Mejia, 19, of the 2200 block of South Sacramento Avenue on the Southwest Side, was charged with murder, according to statement from the Chicago Police Department Office of News Affairs.
Mejia and the victim, identified as 27-year-old Rosa Maria Perez by the Cook County medical examiner's office, began arguing Wednesday at the Sacramento Avenue address and during the course of the argument, Mejia stabbed her, the statement said. Mejia was arrested Saturday and is expected to appear in bond court Monday on the charges, the statement said.
Police responded to a call of a person dead at the Sacramento address about 10 a.m. Wednesday and spoke with three people who found the body lying on the floor of a bedroom closet with blood smeared on her neck, hands, and on the nearby wall, according to a police report.
One of the three, Mejia's neighbor, told police that about midnight, Mejia showed up at his home in the 2500 block of North Spaulding Avenue, told him he was "involved in a domestic" with the victim, and that "something had happened," according to the report.
Mejia remained at the house where he slept for several hours but he was gone by the time the neighbor had woken up in the morning, the report said.
Perez, also of the Sacramento address, was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:15 a.m., according to the medical examiner's office.
An autopsy Friday determined Perez died of multiple stab and incise wounds and her death was ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner's office.
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