Men charged in Melrose Park murder, carjacking

January 18, 2013 3:00:48 PM PST
Two men are charged in the death of a Melrose Park woman who was shot to death during a carjacking.

Police say Marquis Byrd and Jeffrey Cooper are both charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the death of Maricela Vera, 41. She was shot to death Tuesday evening in what police say was an armed robbery and carjacking. Her body was found inside her garage

Byrd and Cooper were each taken into custody at the scene. They are expected to appear in bond court Saturday.


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