November 06, 2011

Ledell Peoples Repeatedly Stabbed Woman Over Missing Bag Of Halloween Candy

Chicago, Illinois (The Weekly Vice) - Ledell Peoples. a 55-year-old Chicago man was jailed after he allegedly stabbed a woman to death over a bag of Halloween candy.

According to the Cook County Sheriff's Office, Peoples and his acquaintance, 49-year-old Maria Adams were arguing on Halloween night after Peoples became angry over a missing bag of candy and assumed that Adams had taken it.

In retaliation, Peoples pulled out a kitchen knife and repeatedly stabbed Adams. She was rushed to John H. Stroger JR. Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on Saturday at 9:05 p.m.

Peoples was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where he was treated for a laceration over his eye. He was taken into custody directly after treatment.

Peoples was booked into the Cook County Jail and charged with attempted murder and aggravated domestic battery. He is being held in lieu of $2 million bond.

Charges are expected to be upgraded to first-degree murder after coroners complete an autopsy on the victim.

Mandi Milenko
The Weekly Vice

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