Chicago family fights ‘pro con’ who took over his dead mother’s home, leaving a bullet hole in the window
a woman from chicago She said a squatter with a long criminal history had taken over her dead mother’s house and had refused to leave since September.
Darthula Young he told CBS Chicago This week she received a call from neighbors in September that a shooting had taken place inside the Chatham neighborhood home that her mother had left to the family after her death.
When Young got home, the locks had been changed and there was a bullet hole in the front window, she told the outlet.
Young said, “The person who was shot in the apartment — this man named Taketo Murai — came back from the hospital, and told us and the police that he was now living there, that he had rights — he was a professional conman.”
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Young said Chicago Police I told her she needed to go through the court system and had been trying unsuccessfully to do so since September.
“It was a nightmare,” Young said.
CBS Chicago reported that Murray has been arrested on drug and weapons charges at least six times since 2017 and the enforcer was able to confront Murray outside the home.
“I’m in the process of looking for a place to stay,” Murray told the outlet. “You can’t move like that.”
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Murray claims he plans to leave sometime in April or May, but Young said he routinely claims he will leave soon and then stay put.
“Every time I was there, he would tell me he was leaving in two weeks,” Young said. “He’s leaving in two weeks. He can’t find a place.”
“So you acknowledge that it was her mother’s building—that her mother owned it?” asked reporter Charlie de Mar Murray.
Murray replied, “Yes, I think I concede—her mother and siblings, that was their building.” He said he was renting the property from one of Young’s brothers but could not provide evidence.
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Young said the city didn’t shut off the water because someone technically lives there, and it’s on the hook for a $1,300 bill.
Michael Zink A Landlord and tenant attorney who has nothing to do with the case, told the outlet that evictions of Chicago squatters can take six to eight months through the legal system.
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“The problem with the police is when they appear in a scene like this, they don’t know who is telling the truth,” Zinke said.
Seating in Chicago is increasing, Zinke said Fox News Digital reported Earlier this month, squatters in the same neighborhood of Chatham took over the home of another woman’s deceased mother and claimed they were living there legally.