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Bond $3M for man charged in murder of North Chicago teen


Jim McPherson (left) is charged in the murder of Janay McFarlane (right).

Bond has been set at $3 million for the man charged with murdering a teenager in North Chicago.

Jim McPherson, 21, is charged with murder, armed violence and possession of a controlled substance.

Janay McFarlane was killed Friday, the same day her sister attended President Obama’s speech on gun violence on the South Side.

North Chicago police charged McPherson with murder and other crimes Tuesday night.

Another person of interest is still being held on a parole violation.

So far, he has not been charged in the McFarlane case.


13 Comments to “Bond $3M for man charged in murder of North Chicago teen”

    sharong4 said:
    February 20, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    They all need the chair. The BIBLE says " An eye for eye and a tooth for a tooth". They took a life and they should give one. Forgive me Lord. Sometimes we just have to go to the extreme. No one wants to take another's life, but it seems that there is no other way. These young folks just don't understand. Put the death penalty back into effect and maybe they will get the picture.

    Lloyd Christmas said:
    February 20, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Why are all these young Irish lads killing each other?

    pagan69 said:
    February 20, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Tis the drink!

    jeff said:
    February 20, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    lead what you breed cant do it dont bother remaking the failure you are

    John said:
    February 20, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    "He was juz turning his life around"…."He found God in his life…"

    spe said:
    February 20, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Time to sit in jail for free and feed off of the rest of us that work hard to making a living. He'll never have to pay a bill.

    Juan said:
    February 20, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    spe What are You talking about? When He was out He never paid any bills. Now He will have a warm room, tv and phone courtesy of Illinois taxpayers.North Chicago is a little safer today.

      John said:
      February 20, 2013 at 6:21 PM

      Well, inmates shouldn't have perks like cable tv, good food, nice cozy rooms. They should be fed with beans and yams 24-7 and other bland foods. Also, they shouldn't have access to televisions because don't need to know what the media is cooking. They should sleep on floors and cramped cells. No more "good time" either. They should suffer more for their crimes against the people.

        Juan said:
        February 21, 2013 at 5:08 AM

        Agreed 100%

    shell head Rex said:
    February 20, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Gang bangers are wussies! They don't want to settle their disputes like real men: with their fists! Nope! In a cowardly fashion, they have to shoot into a crowd of people or a window from the shelter off a moving vehicle to get one guy! Usually, they don't get their intended target! They end up killing an innocent kid or two! Do they care that a sport shooter, hunter, or someone that just wants to protect themsleves has to abide by some new draconian laws? Nope! Or that a parent has lost a child? Nope! Or that parents will now be afraid to let their kids outside let alone stand in front of a window? Nope! GANG BANGERS ARE NO GOOD, YELLOW BELLIED COWARDS!

    kirby1414 said:
    February 20, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Isn't it a shame that this gangbanger didn't have access to King Rahm's new intiative of putting basketball into these young men's lives….That idea is such a crock of baloney – - Why would anyone want to invest in this kind of mentality??? This kind of savage has no value for life – - no morals, etc. BUT! I can't wait to see on the news – his Mom, family, friends will say: good kid, went to church, no gang ties, can't believe what has happened , couldn't have been him – - BLAH – - BLAH!! All BULLSH*T !!!!!

      John said:
      February 20, 2013 at 9:35 PM

      "Mah baby couldn't do such a thang!"…"He"s a very loving son…prayed 3x a day!"….

    tnitzel1 said:
    February 20, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    I left Illinois because they require you to have a "gun" card or "license" to own a gun. Owning a gun is not a "crime". Guns don't kill people!! People kill people with guns. They are only a "tool" You can"kill' someone with an axe, knife, or even a hammer. Murderers "pick your tools" Worse yet, Illinois doesn't have the guts to "fire-up" the chair. Death row is almost "empty" here in the great state of Arizona.

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