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Man Charged in 1 of 3 Fatal Stabbings on Chicago’s West Side

Darius Mayze (Chicago Police Department)Darius Mayze (Chicago Police Department)

CHICAGO (AP) — Police say a man has been charged in one of three related fatal stabbings on Chicago's West Side.

Police said Tuesday that 24-year-old Darius Mayze has been charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 20 slaying of 58-year-old Ronald Rockett. He was found dead with stab wounds to his head and neck in a building vestibule.

Superintendent Eddie Johnson told reporters Monday that Rockett's slaying was connected to two other stabbings. Johnson said one involved a 64-year-old man found dead with neck and shoulder wounds early on Nov. 15 just blocks away from where Rockett was killed, and the other involved a 57-year-old woman found fatally stabbed in the back, head and neck on Nov. 13 about 2 miles away.

Mayze was arrested Sunday.

It wasn't clear whether Mayze has an attorney.

Johnson didn't provide a motive for the attacks.

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