Cook County Woman Stabbed to Death Over Missing Halloween Candy

11/07/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Cook County, IL — A woman was stabbed to death by a man who became mad that a bag of Halloween candy went missing on Halloween night, October 31, 2011. The woman was stabbed multiple times at 7150 S. Winchester Avenue, and later died Saturday night at Stroger Hospital, reported NBC Chicago.

Maria Adams, 49, was killed after an argument escalated about a missing bag of candy. During the fight, a plate was thrown and hit Adam’s acquaintance, Ledell Peoples, 55, which left him with a cut over his eye. The fight continued until Adams was stabbed multiple times.

Adams was rushed to Stroger Hospital where she later died a few days later.

Peoples was arrested and charged with attempted murder and aggravated domestic battery. But, officers revealed that the charges are expected to be upgraded following Adams’ death.

Peoples was booked into the Cook County Jail, where he is being held on a $2 million bond.

Wentworth Area detectives are investigating the murder.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Illinois criminal lawyers.

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