Suspect accused of stabbing 11-year-old boy to death in Edgewater pleads not guilty

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Monday, April 22, 2024
Man accused of stabbing child to death on North Side pleads not guilty
Crosetti Brand, the suspect in the Edgewater, Chicago stabbing death of 11-year-old Jayden Perkins, pleaded not guilty on Monday.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man accused of killing a boy in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood pleaded not guilty on Monday.

Crosetti Brand faces multiple charges, including first-degree murder.

He is accused of fatally stabbing 11-year-old Jayden Perkins, who died while trying to protect his pregnant mother. She was stabbed several times, but survived.

Brand was released on parole the day before the deadly attack.

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