Second Man Charged in Murder of Woman, Her 5-Year-Old Son

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    Larry Cox was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and is expected in bond court Sunday.

    Chicago Police arrested a second man in connection with the deaths of a mother and her son in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood.

    Larry Cox, 28, of the 1400 block of West 85th Street, was identified through a police investigation as one of the subjects that participated in the shooting and killing of 31-year-old Chevonne Brown and her 5-year-old son Sterling Sims in June.

    He was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and is expected in bond court Sunday.

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    Chevonne Brown and her son were found at about 2:40 a.m. inside their home on the 5300 block of South Winchester. Charlie Wojciechowski reports on June 28, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.

    Brown and Sims were found shot inside their home on the 5300 block of South Winchester Avenue around 3 a.m. June 28.

    A hospitalized 18-year-old man was also charged in the shooting.

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    The shooting sparked more protests from concerned citizens, fed up with the violence plaguing the city

    Police said Antonio Lewis of the 5500 block of South Winchester Avenue has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder

    Police said Lewis also tried to shoot Brown's 11-year-old son but the gun malfunctioned.

    Less than 24 hours after their bodies were found, Lewis was shot in the groin, back and neck while standing on a sidewalk near 28th and Arlington. He was taken to Mt Sinai Hospital.

    Family members remember Brown as a dedicated mother who loved her boys.

    "I'm in pain," Doris Sims said in June. "I'm in pain and I'm in shock, and I can't really describe it because I just buried my mother this past Saturday, so I'm still just trying to suffer and get over her death."