Charges filed in North Side motel murder

CHICAGO 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.

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