Man Accused of Strangling Woman in Rogers Park

Monday, Aug 16, 2010  |  Updated 6:44 AM CDT
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Man Accused of Strangling Woman in Rogers Park

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A 49-year-old Rogers Park man who had an active order of protection out against him by his 52-year-old girlfriend has been charged with killing her after the two had gotten into an argument at his apartment.

Karen Salino and William Caponegri had an ongoing boyfriend-girlfriend relationship, according to police. Salino had an active order of protection out against Caponegri, according to a release from police News Affairs. 

She went to his apartment on the 6700 block of North Glenwood Avenue late Saturday, where the two got into an argument and Caponegri is alleged to have strangled her with his hands, according to the release.
 

Police responded about 12:30 a.m. Sunday to Caponegri's apartment after his roommate, who had returned home from watching a game, called police after finding Salino unresponsive, according to police. Police said she was found on a bed with contusions and scratches around her neck and a puncture wound to the arm.   

Salino, of 5012 N. Winthrop Ave., was dead on the scene at 6726 N. Glenwood Ave., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

An autopsy has determined that the cause of death was strangulation and it was ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner's office.

Caponegri was charged with one count of first degree murder and one count of violation of an order of protection, according to News Affairs. He is scheduled to appear for a bond hearing at the Cook County Criminal Courthouse at 26th and California on Monday, police said.

Belmont Area detectives investigated.

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