Renard Wilson, 40, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 26-year-old Latashia Fonville. | Photo: Chicago Police

CHICAGO - A Chicago man was charged with first-degree murder and due in bond court today after he was arrested for fatally stabbing a woman this last weekend.

As we first reported on Sunday, the incident happened at approximately 3:15 a.m. early Saturday morning in the 300 block of W. 42nd Street near the intersection with S. Princeton Avenue in the Fuller Park neighborhood on the city's south side.[1]

Officials now say the man from the incident was 40-year-old Renard Wilson.

Wilson allegedly took out a knife during an argument with his 26-year-old partner named Latashia Fonville. Wilson stabbed Fonville repeatedly in the chest and legs and then ran off. She was pronounced dead later that morning at University of Chicago hospital.

Police said they arrested Wilson days later at the same location where the incident occurred.

He is due in bond court on Thursday.

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Notes & References

  1. Chicago Journal. “Woman Fatally Stabbed in the Fuller Park Neighborhood.” Chicago Journal. Chicago Journal, January 24, 2022. ↩︎