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Police: Man charged with fatally stabbing cousin

By Rosemary Regina Sobol

Tribune reporter

8:44 PM CST, November 29, 2012

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The cousin of a man stabbed to death with a pair of scissors who said they were “play wrestling’’ when it happened early Wednesday on the Northwest Side has been charged with his murder, according to Chicago Police.

Erik Jensen, 45, of the 100 block of West Willow Road, has been charged with murder, according to Chicago Police News Affairs.

Jensen is expected to appear in court Friday after fatally stabbing the 43-year-old man to death during a domestic incident in the Union Ridge neighborhood, according to News Affairs.

An autopsy Wednesday found the victim, Raymond Ogara, died of multiple stab wounds to the neck and his death was ruled a homicide, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Jensen told officers on the scene that they were “play wrestling’’ when Ogara placed him in a headlock about 1:20 a.m. at the home in the 5400 block of North Natoma Avenue, according to a police report.

Jensen said that he “got the best” of Ogara and told police the next thing he remembered was seeing someone lying on the living room floor, bleeding, the report said.

Jensen called 911 and officers found Ogara, in the front room, and a pair of scissors near his body, the report said.

In the hours after the incident, evidence technicians took photos, both from the street and inside the living room, as neighbors peeked through blinds from across the street.

The block is lined with single-family brick homes. Yellow tape hung from the front porch of a neighbor's house, around the front yard of the home where the man was killed, and to a house north of the scene.

 
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