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Tribune reports: The Hadiya Pendleton slaying

Read ongoing coverage of the fatal shooting of the 15-year-old Chicago high school student.

  • Prosecutors can use defendant's silence as admission in Hadiya slaying

    Prosecutors can use defendant's silence as admission in Hadiya slaying

    In a blow for one of two men charged in the 2013 killing of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, a Cook County judge on Tuesday allowed prosecutors to use his silence — when his co-defendant told other friends of the shooting a short time later — as a "tacit admission" of guilt. As they rode in a car...

  • Suspect in Hadiya's killing claims gang leader forced him to shoot

    Suspect in Hadiya's killing claims gang leader forced him to shoot

    In revealing transcripts just made public, one suspect in the killing of honors student Hadiya Pendleton told police that he had cried not long after the shooting because a gang leader had pressured him to open fire. The transcripts of a series of videotaped police interviews of Micheail Ward —...

  • Gun victim's mother speaks out against gun violence at Kelly event

    Gun victim's mother speaks out against gun violence at Kelly event

    U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly told supporters Saturday she refused to stand in silence during a recent legislative session to recognize the victims of a mass shooting. "We stand up and sit down and do nothing," she said. "It's so hypocritical." Speaking during a campaign fundraising event at Idlewild Country...

  • Hadiya Pendleton's parents stand with Obama during gun control briefing

    Hadiya Pendleton's parents stand with Obama during gun control briefing

    The parents of slain Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton stood with President Barack Obama in the White House on Tuesday as he announced executive actions on gun control. Obama, who grew teary in his remarks, spoke in the East Room before dozens of people who like the Pendletons have lost loved ones...

  • Michelle Obama honors Chicago grads, slain classmate Hadiya Pendleton

    Michelle Obama honors Chicago grads, slain classmate Hadiya Pendleton

    An empty chair in the third row, adorned with a lavender cloth, purple ribbon and fresh flowers, marked the spot where Hadiya Pendleton would have sat at her high school graduation Tuesday night. The chair was one of the ways former classmates acknowledged the slain 15-year-old honors student at...

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