Lonika Welch Murders Her Mother
Police have charged a 25-year-old woman with murdering her mother, who was found fatally stabbed in a South Chicago home Saturday evening.
Lonika Welch, of the 8300 block of South Kingston Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood, was charged with first-degree murder and is expected to appear in bond court Monday.
Police responded to a domestic dispute about 6:45 p.m. Saturday in the block of South Kingston where Lonika lives.
Her mother, 55-year-old Angela Welch, was found with multiple stab wounds and was rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 7:26 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
Police said Lonika Welch fled the scene before police arrived.