Girl Pleads Guilty to Beating Witness in Double Homicide

Officer, Social Worker killed Aug. 13

A teenage girl pleaded guilty Tuesday to robbing and beating a female witness in the murder case of Chicago Police officer Robert Soto and Kathryn Romberg, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

The girl was apparently angry because her former friend had spoken to police about Jason Austin, the former sole suspect in the high-profile Aug. 13 murders, according to Cook County prosecutors. The State’s Attorney’s office dropped charges against Austin, 26, citing "challenges with witness statements" on Sept. 10. That was the same day the teenager and her relative, 18-year-old Tashianda Howland, were arrested for harassing the witness.

"You’re steady talking, running your mouth about J-Rock (Austin)," the girl allegedly told the witness.

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