Man charged with murdering partner in Aurora

A man has been charged with killing a woman in January in Aurora.

Travares Mitchell, 49, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 46-year-old Serhonda Burnett, according to Aurora police.

Police say Mitchell was Burnett’s domestic partner.

Officers responded on Jan. 13 to a single-vehicle crash and reports of shots fired near Prairie Street and Woodlawn Avenue. Burnett, the only person in the car, had been shot.

Mitchell is also charged with armed habitual criminal and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

The charges were on filed Feb. 21, and Mitchell was arrested on March 6 in Orlando, Florida. He was returned to Illinois on March 20, according to Kane County jail records.

He was in Kane County’s first appearance court on Thursday. A judge denied pretrial release.

Mitchell lives in the 1000 block of Sard Avenue.

Burnett lived in Oswego.

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