Judge's Brother Faces Murder Charges

Prosecutors Say a man killed his sister and brother-in-law

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    The brother of a Cook County judge faces murder charges after his sister and her husband were found dead in their Country Club Hills home over the weekend.

    Kenneth Rhodes, 50, is scheduled to appear in the Cook County Criminal Courts Building in Chicago Wednesday.

    He is charged with murdering Nathaniel Bracy, 64, and Pauline Betts-Bracy, 54, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. He lived with the couple in a condo on the 19300 block of South Oakwood Avenue in Country Club Hills.

    Prosecutors say Rhodes shot the couple Friday night after an argument over who owned the condo. Betts-Bracy and her husband previously filed a police report over a domestic dispute with him, prosecutors said. He was arrested Saturday in Chicago.

    The Sun–Times reports Rhodes is the brother of Cook County Judge James L. Rhodes, who presides at the Markham courthouse.

    The judge is also Betts-Bracy’s brother.