Man charged in murder of Cook County judge

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CHICAGO — A second person has been charged in connection with the death of Cook County Circuit Court judge who was gunned down outside his home.

Chicago police announced Thursday that first-degree murder charges have been filed against Earl Wilson in the fatal shooting of Judge Raymond Myles earlier this month.

Authorities say the 66-year-old Myles fatally was shot while investigating a commotion involving a female friend outside his home early April 10. The woman had been wounded in the leg.

Myles was shot multiple times after exchanging words with the shooter. Authorities say robbery was the motive for the shooting.

Thirty-seven-year-old Joshua Smith was has been charged with first-degree murder, aggravated battery and obstructing police in connection with the shootings.

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