Wife charged in May 8 murder (free content)

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Wife charged in May 8 murder (free content)

May 25, 2021 - 19:20

The wife of murder victim Robert James Jr. has been charged in his death, according to Homewood police.

Rachel James, 43, of Manhattan, was taken into custody on Tuesday, May 25, and was charged with first degree murder, police said.

A bond hearing is scheduled for Wednesday at Markham Courthouse.

Robert James, 48, was found dead of gunshot wounds on May 8 in an office building in the 900 block of 175th Street.

Police said at the time that the attack did not appear to be a random act.  Homewood police and the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force investigated the incident.