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Woman, 96, stabbed to death, another injured with a pitchfork

Man ‘stabs a grandmother, 96, dead with a PITCHFORK in Chicago’

  • Chicago police say 41-year-old man stabbed 96-year-old Myrtis Jackson and used injured 73-year-old woman with pitchfork
  • The suspect is said to be a family member of the victims with a history of mental illness
  • He was taken to a hospital to be treated for cuts and allegations against him were still pending as of Wednesday morning

A man has been taken into custody for allegedly stabbing his 96-year-old family member to death with a pitchfork in Chicago on Tuesday during a domestic incident.

At around 11:30 am, Chicago police said a 41-year-old man attacked Myrtis Jackson and another woman outside their home in the 7700 block of South Laflin Street.

The suspect, uncredited, is said to have used a pitchfork to stab both women multiple times, killing Jackson.

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Myrtis Jackson, 96 (right), was stabbed to death with a pitchfork outside her home in Chigago during a domestic incident involving a male relative (not shown)

Myrtis Jackson, 96 (right), was stabbed to death with a pitchfork outside her home in Chigago during a domestic incident involving a male relative (not shown)

Police were called to the 7700 block of South Laflin Street in Chicago on Tuesday morning to find Jackson and another female family member who suffered stab wounds.

Police were called to the 7700 block of South Laflin Street in Chicago on Tuesday morning to find Jackson and another female family member who suffered stab wounds.

Police were called to the 7700 block of South Laflin Street in Chicago on Tuesday morning to find Jackson and another female family member who suffered stab wounds.

The surviving victim, 73, was rushed to the University of Chicago Medical Center to be treated for serious injuries.

The accused attacker was taken to St Bernard Hospital for minor injuries and cuts sustained during the attack.

A police spokesperson told DailyMail.com on Wednesday that the agency is not yet releasing the 41-year-old suspect’s name because no charges have been brought against him.

Jackson (pictured in her youth) was pronounced dead in a hospital

Jackson (pictured in her youth) was pronounced dead in a hospital

The attacked 41-year-old accused was described as a family member with a history of mental health problems

The attacked 41-year-old accused was described as a family member with a history of mental health problems

Jackson (pictured left in her youth) was pronounced dead in a hospital. The attacked 41-year-old accused was described as a family member with a history of mental health problems

On Tuesday evening, a vigil was held outside Jackson's house to pay her tribute

On Tuesday evening, a vigil was held outside Jackson's house to pay her tribute

On Tuesday evening, a vigil was held outside Jackson’s house to pay her tribute

Family and friends are depicted during Tuesday's wake in honor of the murdered grandmother

Family and friends are depicted during Tuesday's wake in honor of the murdered grandmother

Family and friends are depicted during Tuesday’s wake in honor of the murdered grandmother

Sources say the suspect has a history of mental illness.

Meanwhile, family and friends held a prayer vigil for Jackson outside her home where she was knocked down, the report said CBS Chicago.

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