By Deanese Williams-Harris
2:40 PM CDT, June 11, 2013
A 34-year-old man was ordered held on $2 million bail after being charged with fatally stabbing a man almost two years ago on the Far South Side.
Michael Shegog, then 32, was charged with first degree murder in connection with the December 2011 slaying of Karrieem Dixon, 50, of the 200 block of West 115th Street, according to court documents.
Dixon was found after his mother called police and asked for a well-being check after failing to hear from her son in mid-December, prosecutors said.
Police went to his home on 115th Street and found Dixon with stab wounds to his chest, back, arms and neck. Blood was found inside Dixon's home, as well as an axe, prosecutors said.
Dixon's death was later determined to be caused by stab, incision wounds and blunt force trauma and was ruled a homicide, according to court records.
A witness later told police he saw Dixon alive on Dec. 14, 2011, when Dixon came to pick him up for an appointment at Roseland Community Hospital. He told police that Shegog was with Dixon that day and that Shegog was dressed in army fatigues, prosecutors said. The witness said Dixon never picked him back up from the hospital as he had promised. Detectives discovered Dixon's truck was missing.
Other witnesses told detectives that on the night of Dec. 14, Shegog came to their home wearing bloody fatigues. He also had a stab wound on his leg and went to Roseland Hospital for treatment, prosecutors said.
On Dec. 29, police found Dixon's truck in a vacant lot about two miles away from his home. Witnesses said the truck had been there for about two weeks, prosecutors said.
Dried blood was found on the truck's steering wheel and the ignition had been punched. Blood also was recovered from gearshift, dash knobs and turn signal handle, according to court documents. A screwdriver and a washcloth were found on the front seat.
Blood samples from the victims' home and truck were tested and shown to match Shegog's DNA, prosecutors said.
Shegog was serving 24 months of probation during the time of the fatal attack. He had served time in prison for various felony convictions from 2007 to 2009, according to court records.
He was ordered today held in lieu of $2 million bail.
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