Teen Held for “L” Stop Pushing Death

The teen was sentenced in June for another robbery, says report

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    Sally Katona-King's church leaders and her daughter reflect on the woman who was pushed down the stairs at a CTA El stop. (Published Saturday, Apr 2, 2011)

    A 17-year-old Chicago teen could face charges in the shoving death of a 68-year-old church deacon at a North Side “L” stop.

    Authorities arrested the unnamed teen for allgedly pushing Sally Katona-King down a flight of stairs at the Fullerton CTA station back in March,the Sun-Times reports. The suspect had allegedly stolen an iPhone from a CTA rider and was rushing from the scene when he pushed the woman down the stairs.
    The suspect was already in custody when he was arrested for the Katona-King death. He reportedly was arrested in June for a separate incident and sentenced to four years in prison, the Chicago Tribune reports.
    Details of his second arrest were not available, but police used a sketch and description derived from witness accounts and surveillance video to put together a composite.

    Sketch, New Description of CTA Thief Released

    [CHI] Sketch, New Description of CTA Thief Released
    Chicago police on Thursday released a sketch and a more detailed description of the man wanted for knocking down and killing a 68-year old woman at an El stop after stealing an iPhone. (Published Thursday, Mar 31, 2011)