Charges filed in North Side motel murder

August 12, 2008 9:34:54 PM PDT
A former Chicago fugitive is charged in a murder that happened on the city's North Side in May.Fifty-seven-year-old Edward Gibson has been charged with first-degree murder.

The nude body of 46-year-old Maratta Walker was found in a motel room closet at the Chicago Lodge at 920 West Foster. An autopsy determined Walker died from blunt trauma injuries.

In June, Gibson was arrested in Cleveland, Ohio, on a probation violation stemming from a bank robbery conviction. He was returned to Chicago.

Gibson is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.