A 19-year-old man was charged with the fatal stabbing of a woman in the Little Village neighborhood Wednesday, police said.
Aaron Mejia, 19, of the 2200 block of South Sacramento Avenue, was charged with first-degree murder, according to Chicago Police News Affairs.
Mejia was allegedly involved in a verbal altercation with the victims, 27-year-old Rosa Maria Perez, and during the argument Mejia fatally stabbed Perez, police said.
He was arrested Saturday and is scheduled to appear in court again Monday.
Perez, of the 2200 block of South Sacramento Avenue, was found unresponsive in her home with multiple stab wounds about 10 a.m. Thursday and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
The victim's mother, Juanita Guerrero, says she got to speak with her daughter one last time on Wednesday evening.
"She called me and told me she was having problems with her boyfriend. I told her if she wanted to come over or anything, she said no, that's fine," Guerrero said.
A family member discovered the victim's body stuffed into a closet.
"Twenty-seven times he stabbed her and choked her to death. He stuffed her into a laundry bag," the victim's aunt, Rosa Guerrero said.
Perez leaves behind a 12-year-old daughter.
"She didn't deserve this, she did not deserve this, she was a beautiful girl," Rosa Guerrero said.