Chicago man charged with beating foster mother

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Police have charged a 21-year-old man with first-degree murder after he allegedly beat his foster mother to death.

Joshua David Brooks is charged with three counts of murder and one count of unlawful restraint in the death of 58-year-old Dorothy McGee.

The incident happened on Tuesday after the two had an argument in their home in the 400 block of East 46th street in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, police said.

McGee had heart disease, suffered from diabetes and obesity, but her death was caused from the stress she experienced from the altercation, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Brooks is expected to appear in bond court today.


WGN News Writer, Judith Ruiz-Branch


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