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Chicago woman charged with first-degree murder of boyfriend

Prosecutors and police allege that a Chicago woman helped carry out the killing of her on-again, off-again boyfriend in his South Side apartment this past summer. They claim that she plotted to rob the 30-year-old of marijuana in his Park Manor home – a robbery that ended in his fatal shooting late in July.

Eupora Jackson, 27, of Englewood, has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Eric Hamilton.

A news report said she wept quietly in court as she was ordered held without bail.

According to court documents, prosecutors believe Hamilton and Jackson attended a party together, returning to his apartment at about 4 a.m. on July 26. She is accused of then texting her accomplice to tell him that the marijuana was in a back room and that he could come in through a window she had just opened.

The man entered and confronted Hamilton, and then shot him repeatedly, officials contend. Jackson covered Hamilton’s face with a pillow, then took the marijuana and left.

Later, she posted in social media that she had a 9-mm gun for sale – the weapon used to kill Hamilton was a 9-mm handgun, police say, though no weapon was recovered.

Assistant State’s Attorney Patrick Ferrell says that Jackson owed money to her accomplice for a stolen gun.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Jackson has “admitted to her involvement in the plan to rob Hamilton.” She reportedly conceded that she left the window open and took the marijuana after the shooting.

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