A woman has been charged with murder in connection with a fatal stabbing in the Humboldt Park neighborhood last month.
A fatal knife attack that took place in broad daylight last month in Humboldt Park has resulted in the arrest of a woman who is alleged to have been targeting a romantic rival.
In the Jan. 20 attack on Jamilah Brown, 24, who was walking with her 3-year-old son in the 3700 block of West Chicago Avenue, Tyteanne Bell, 34, is charged with first-degree murder.
According to Cook County prosecutors, around 3:45 p.m. that day, Brown and the toddler were headed to an ATM to get money to pay for her older son’s haircut when Bell got out of a rental car and repeatedly stabbed Brown in the neck and head.
It is alleged that Bell left in the rental car. Brown was bleeding when a witness saw him and ran to the 3-year-old before calling 911. Brown passed away at Mount Sinai Hospital later on.
According to prosecutors, Bell returned the rental car in Saint Charles later that evening and contacted her brother, a Chicago police officer, to inquire about whether he had been informed of the murder and whether there were any cameras in the vicinity.
Prosecutors claimed that the officer contacted the department, identified his sister in the attack’s surveillance footage, and provided investigators with Bell’s text messages.
According to the prosecutor, Bell was also identified as the person who rented and returned the vehicle by an employee of the car company. The vehicle’s apparent blood is still awaiting testing.
According to the prosecution, Bell’s cell phone data showed her traveling back and forth between the rental facility and the location of the attack. The two women allegedly had a relationship with the same man, according to the investigation.
Bell was previously found guilty of battery after stabbing her then-girlfriend’s wife in the leg. Prosecutors stated that she received a probationary sentence in 2019.
Bell was ordered to be held without bail by Judge Susana Ortiz Bell. On February 27, Bell was expected back in court.
Tyteanne Bell, 34, is accused of pulling out a “sharp object” and stabbing 24-year-old Jamilah Brown to death in the 3700 block of West Chicago Avenue around 4:10 p.m. on Jan. 20.
According to police, Brown was stabbed in the neck and ear. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to police.
Bell, of West Chicago, was arrested in the Lawndale neighborhood on Monday.
She is set to appear in bond court on Tuesday.
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