CHICAGO (TOC) — Jennifer Hamilton was shot and killed by her husband within the Brickyard Mall parking zone slightly greater than every week after she took out an emergency restraining order towards him, prosecutors mentioned.
Alphonso Hamilton appeared in court docket for a bond listening to Thursday after being charged in his spouse’s homicide.
Prosecutors mentioned Jennifer Hamilton – a psychological well being specialist at Cermak Well being Providers at Prepare dinner County Jail – was granted an emergency order of safety towards her husband.
It got here after court docket paperwork state she went to authorities on April 16, almost two weeks after an obvious home incident between the couple.
On Wednesday morning, prosecutors mentioned Jennifer was on a teleconference name together with her physician when she pulled into the parking zone of the couple’s Northwest Chicago house.
That is when, prosecutors say, she noticed her estranged husband and determined to drive to the close by Brickyard Mall in entrance of the Goal retailer.
Jennifer’s physician requested her if she wished police known as, however she mentioned no, saying she wasn’t apprehensive about her husband hurting her. However she did ask the physician to remain on the decision.
That is when Jennifer instantly known as out to the physician to name 911 earlier than prosecutors say her husband shot her 5 occasions after which drove away.
In response to court docket paperwork, Alphonso admitted to police he shot his spouse after asking if she was seeing another person and she or he responded that she was.
In response to prosecutors, Alphonso known as his mom and she or he urged him to show himself in. Fifteen minutes after the taking pictures, court docket paperwork state he arrived at Schiller Park police station to do exactly that.Prosecutors additionally mentioned Alphonso Hamilton had a historical past of home violence and was convicted on home assault fees thrice between 2001 and 2003.
The gun used within the taking pictures was allegedly discovered on the ground of the backseat of his automobile. He was subsequently charged with first-degree homicide.
Alphonso Hamilton served within the U.S. Navy for 3 years, was honorably discharged, and was a father to a few kids, although none with Jennifer, an assistant public defender mentioned.
A choose ordered him to be held with out bail Thursday. His subsequent court docket date is scheduled for subsequent month.
The Solar-Instances Media Wire contributed to this report.
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