Man Charged in Chicago Jeweler's Murder

Chicago man held without bond in murder of jeweler

By Jenel Nels
|  Friday, Nov 19, 2010  |  Updated 8:30 AM CDT
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A judge ordered a Chicago man held without bond Thursday for the murder of a Chicago jewelery case maker.

Police used a fingerprint recovered from duct tape to link Leszek Pawelkowski, 41, to a home invasion and murder in Chicago's Sauganash neighborhood, according to the Chicago Tribune.

On October 27, Pawelkowski and another suspect allegedly used a gun to force their way into a home in the 6300 block of N. Kildare. Once inside, they allegedly tied up Shai Miller, 57, and his 14-year old son and then severely beat the father, according to Chicago Police

Pawelkowski and the other suspect then allegedly ransacked the home, making off with cash and jewelery, the Tribune reports.

Shai Miller died six days later in the hospital.

Pawelkowski faces one count of felony home invasion, armed robbery with a firearm and one count of first degree murder.

Prosecutors did not release details on the second suspect.

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