Bond denied for third man charged in killing of pregnant teen

2014-01-02T17:00:00Z 2014-02-13T11:53:40Z Bond denied for third man charged in killing of pregnant teenGregory Tejeda Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
January 02, 2014 5:00 pm  • 

MARKHAM | Bond was denied Thursday for a third man facing charges in connection with the shooting death of a pregnant Calumet City teen on Christmas Day in Dolton.

Darius Marshall, 19, of Dolton, appeared before Cook County Associate Judge Darron Bowden after surrending to authorities earlier in the week.

Marshall is charged with murder and attempted armed robbery, as are his half-brothers, Diante Coakley, 21, and Anthony Lee, 16, of Dolton.

Marshall will remain at the Cook County Jail. Bond was earlier denied for Coakley and Lee, although Lee will be held at the Juvenile Detention Center in Chicago because of his age.

All three are scheduled in court Jan. 17 for a hearing before Bowden at the 6th District Courthouse in Markham.

Lee was the boyfriend of Eva Casara, 17, of Calumet City, who was shot in the head Christmas Day and died Dec. 26. She was 5 1/2 months pregnant at the time.

The baby survived, but is in critical condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to family members.

According to Dolton Police Department officials, Casara was with the three brothers when they intended to try to rob an alleged drug dealer, a man from Hammond.

Police said Casara and Coakley got into the alleged dealer’s car at 152nd Street and Dorchester Avenue, but were quickly told to get out.

Coakley did so, but the driver pulled away before Casara could get out. Police said the brothers fired gunshots at the car, and Casara was struck in the back of the head.

Casara's wounded body was left a few blocks away in the 1100 block of 152nd Street. She was found by a passerby lying between two houses, and she was pronounced dead the following morning.

Police have said the driver remains a “person of interest” in the investigation.

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