Teen Held for “L” Stop Pushing Death

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

By Ivanna Hampton
|  Thursday, Jul 7, 2011  |  Updated 8:21 AM CDT
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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.

Sally Katona-King's church leaders and her daughter reflect on the woman who was pushed down the stairs at a CTA El stop.

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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.

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