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Pregnant teen shot and killed in Dolton on Christmas Day

A judge denied bond for two brothers being held in connection with the fatal shooting of a pregnant teen.

17-year-old Eva Casara of Dolton was shot on Christmas night.

Her 16-year-old boyfriend, Anthony Lee, and his 21-year-old brother, Diante Coakley,  have each been charged with first degree murder.

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A grand jury has indicted three half-brothers from Dolton in the Christmas day murder of a pregnant teenager.

Police say Darius Marshall, Diante Coakley and 16-year-old Anthony Lee are responsible for the death of Eva Casara.

Investigators say Coakley shot her in the head while trying to shoot a reputed drug dealer.

Casara’s baby was born prematurely, but the mother died.

The third person charged in the murder of a pregnant teenager is being held without bail.

Darius Marshall was in court Thursday for the first degree murder of Eva Casara.

Casara was 26-weeks pregnant when she was shot and killed in Dolton on Christmas day.

Prosecutors say she was involved in a botched robbery, when shots were fired.

Doctors saved her baby, but she’s in critical condition.

Marshall’s half-brothers, Anthony Lee and Diante Coakley are also charged.

Lee is the baby’s father.

The third person to be charged with a pregnant teenager’s murder will be in court today.

19-year-old Darius Marshall was charged with the first degree murder of Eva Casara who was shot and killed on Christmas Day.

Casara was found shot to death and her body left between two houses in Dolton.

The girl’s boyfriend and baby’s father, Anthony Lee, and his brother, Diante Coakley, are also charged.

Casara was 26-weeks pregnant. Her baby is in critical condition.

 

A third suspect in the fatal shooting of a pregnant teen turned himself into authorities this afternoon.

Police say Darius D. Marshall surrendered around 1:30pm today.

17-year-old Eva Casara was shot and killed on Christmas night.

Her 16-year-old boyfriend Anthony Lee and his brother Daniel Coakley are charged with first degree murder.

Police say the three along with Marshall attempted to rob a drug dealer.

The robbery went wrong and Casara was accidently shot in the back of the head.

Doctors managed to save the life of Casara’s baby.

A judge denied bond for two brothers being held in connection with the fatal shooting of a pregnant teen.

17-year-old Eva Casara of Dolton was shot on Christmas night.

Her 16-year-old boyfriend, Anthony Lee, and his 21-year-old brother, Diante Coakley,  have each been charged with first degree murder.

Casara was found between homes near 152nd and Dreenwood after being shot in the back of head.

Police say she was shot when the brothers started shooting during a drug deal.

Eva’s baby survived.

Police say they are still looking for one more suspect but aren’t releasing any other details.

Charges have been filed in the shooting death of the pregnant teen who was shot to death on Christmas.

The teen’s 16-year-old boyfriend, Anthony Lee, and his 21-year-old brother, Diante Coakley,  have each been charged with 1 count of First Degree Murder in the December 25th fatal shooting.

Police said they are still looking for one more suspect in this incident but have not released his name yet.

The family of Eva released video Saturday of the baby who miraculously survived.

The video shows the little girl who was brought into the world four months early, after her pregnant mother, 17-year-old Eva Casara was shot on Christmas night.

“I love my grand baby she’s fighting, fighting so hard,” her grandmother, and the victim’s mother Estrellita Casara said.

Eva Casara’s mother says Leilani Paris, looks like just like her daughter, and is steadily improving in intensive care.

The Calumet City teen was found between homes near 152nd and Greenwood in Dolton, after being shot in the back of head.

An emotional candlelight vigil was held at the same spot Saturday where loved ones shared her memories.

Mourners released 17 pink balloons; one for every year of teen’s life

The mayor of Dolton, community activist Andrew Holmes and family members gathered to pray and to march to the nearby street where police say the shooting happened.

Lee and Coakley are expected to appear in bond court today. Following their court appearance, the State’s Attorney is expected to speak.

Dolton police say they are closing in on the killer of a pregnant teenager.

17-year-old Eva Casara of Calumet City was found Christmas Day with a gun shot wound to the back of the head between two condo buildings in suburban Dolton.  Casara was 5 months pregnant.

Police found Casara alive and she survived long enough for doctors to deliver a baby girl but died shortly after.

The family named the baby, Lealani Paris Casara.  She is in critical condition at the hospital in Oak Lawn.

Police say they are using social media detective work and surveillance video to track the killer down.

Friday afternoon, the Dolton Police Chief said he expected an arrest in the next 24 hours.

 

Police in Dolton are looking for the person who shot a pregnant teen on Christmas.

She died, but doctors were able to save her baby.

17-year-old Eva Casara was found between two condos in the 1100 block of East 152nd Street.

Authorities say her body was moved to that location, after she was shot in the back of the head elsewhere in Dolton.

Casara, who was five months pregnant, died at the hospital Thursday.

Doctors delivered her baby, and are now trying to keep it alive.

A pregnant teenage girl died this morning after being  found shot last night in Dolton, police said.

Police say the 17-year-old Eva Casara was approximately 5 months pregnant from nearby Calumet City and was shot one time in back of the head.  Police found her between two condo buildings in the 1100 block of 152nd St around 8 p.m. Wednesday night.

Police had reports of gun shots all over the area last night and investigators believe Cassara may have been lying between the condos for up to 40 minutes.

She survived long enough at the hospital for doctors to deliver her baby girl who weighs just 1 pound 5 ounces and is in critical condition.

Police say they have some solid leads  and even some surveillance video from a tenant in the condo building to investigate.

Cassara’s family says she left Christmas Day with some friends and was expected  home that night.  They have no idea what brought the teen to Dalton yesterday or who would want to hurt their little girl.

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