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No bail for teen who killed grandfather

March 31, 2013 at 12:31 PM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, March 31 (UPI) -- A Chicago judge has denied bail for a 19-year-old who allegedly shot his grandfather six times and then stole his money, authorities said.

William D. Strickland, who admitted stealing his grandfather's gun for the attack, has been charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery.

Strickland's grandfather, also named William Strickland, was shot at 3:30 a.m. March 2 outside his home. The 72-year-old victim was waiting for a bus to take him to his weekly dialysis appointment when he was attacked, the Tribune reported.

The grandson then took his grandfather's belongings and used the money to buy tattoos and shoes.

The suspect was a member of a local gang, but had no criminal history, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

He was living with his grandfather at the time of the slaying.

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