CHICAGO, IL – A 44-year-old man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the killing of a mother in the Austin neighborhood earlier this month. Kenneth Brown is accused of shooting and killing 34-year-old Maria Roque on December 13. The tragic incident occurred in front of Roque’s home near Long Avenue and Kinzie, with her 8-year-old daughter in the car nearby. Despite her 14-year-old son’s attempt to perform CPR, Roque did not survive.
Brown is scheduled to appear at a detention hearing on Sunday, with no further information available at the moment. The arrest and charges come as a result of intensive police investigation into the case. The family and community are left devastated by the loss, and are seeking justice for Roque and her children.
The senseless act of violence has once again brought attention to the issue of domestic violence and its impact on families. The tragic consequences of such incidents are a grim reminder of the urgent need for support and resources for victims of domestic abuse. Authorities and local organizations continue to work towards addressing this pressing issue to prevent further tragedies like the one that befell Maria Roque and her family.
The community is coming together to mourn the loss of Roque and show support for her children during this difficult time. This heartbreaking event has shed light on the ongoing struggle against domestic violence and the need for greater awareness and action in addressing this societal problem.
Kenneth Brown’s arrest and charge in connection with the murder of Maria Roque have brought a sliver of hope for her family and the community as they seek justice for the senseless killing. The details surrounding the case continue to unfold as the investigation progresses, with the hope that the legal process will bring closure and accountability for the tragic loss of Maria Roque.