No bail for teen brothers charged in 15-year-old Demario Bailey’s murder

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Three more teenagers charged in the murder of 15-year-old Demario Bailey on the South Side faced a bond judge Tuesday.

The judge ordered brothers Deafro Brakes, 17, and Tarik Brakes, 16, to be held without bail. Isiah Penn, 17, is being held on $2 million bail.

Carlos Johnson, 17, who was also charged in Bailey's murder and attempted robbery, is also being held without bail.

Bailey was shot as he defended his twin brother during an attempted robbery at 63rd and State on Saturday. The two were headed to Johnson College Prep for basketball practice.

Tuesday would have been Demario's 16th birthday.

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  • janet

    Hello –
    I am very sorry for the tragic death of Demario Bailey, I wanted to share something I recently saw at the brown line, Chicago/Franklin station going to the loop. I was waiting for the train and one “latino” guy maybe 17 – 18 year old was wearing a Bulls jacket with Rose’s last name on the back when two black guys around the same age, came to him cursing and swearing at him calling him the “f and b” words only because he was wearing that jacket, I am latina and I fell really offended because they were being so racists against us, I am very sorry that things like these happen, and now…. taking a life only to get a jacket!!?? I am speechless! So sad there’s too much hate around us – innocent people!!!

    • stillalady3

      Tayshawn(aka) State something meaningful. Your statement seems to be that of a fourteen year old. Take action and do something to make a difference.


    I don’t understand why there are not crowds in the street protesting the murder of this innocent young man. He didn’t do anything wrong or try to resist arrest. He did not deserve to die. People, help stop this violence!

  • Ebola Jenkins

    Pants up?… Check!
    Didn’t loot?… Check!
    Black lives matter?… Check!
    …But now he “can’t breathe”…
    Black guys need to get some genetic impulse-control… and also stop violating their own Democrat-sponsored gun-control laws…

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