Man charged in murder of special ed teacher

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A reputed gang member who’s charged with shooting to death a special education teacher and wounding two others is scheduled to face a bond judge Thursday.

23-year-old Dominique Hodrick is accused of killing 58 year-old Betty Howard and wounding a man and a woman at a realty office at 79th and Evans in the Chatham neighborhood on May 29th.

Howard worked at the Kale Realty office in the 700 block of East 79th Street as a second job.

Police say Hodrick tried to target rival gang members.

Hodrick was arrested at a motel in the south suburbs.

Howard was a special education teacher at Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy High School.


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    Time to set an example. This is what needs to happen, have a full trial by jury, and when convicted, walk into another room, have a seat, and get put out of his misery. This joke is 23 years old and odds are he will get life in prison. Lets say he lives to 70 years old, so that is 47 years behind bars, costing us $71,000 a year. $71,000 X 47 = $3,337,000. Most people do not make that in a lifetime. Lethal injection costs about $20,000, or a bullet is all of 50 cents. Time to change things up!