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Article updated: 4/6/2013 2:08 PM

Cops: Woman joined grandson in husband's killing


CHICAGO -- A 64-year-old Chicago woman has been charged with murder in the slaying of her husband, who was gunned down last month as he waited for a ride to his dialysis treatment.

The victim's 19-year-old grandson is also charged with murder in the case.

A statement released Saturday by the police department's media office says the victim's wife, Janet Strickland, was charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery. A police spokesman said he had no details on her alleged role.

A bond hearing for her was scheduled for Saturday.

In the March 2 slaying, two men approached 72-year-old William Strickland outside his house in the South Side Roseland neighborhood as he was waiting for a ride to his dialysis treatment.

Police say he was shot in an apparent robbery.

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