Latino State News
UPDATE: 3 Men Arrested for Weekend Murder of Kidnapped Man
Mug shots of the three men being charged with kidnapping and/or murdering a 45-year-old man have been released.
Over the weekend, Francisco Favela was abducted from a home he was rehabbing near West Cermak Road and South Keeler, said authorities.
His kidnappers pretended they wanted to rent the building, then abducted Favela and stole his red Chevrolet Blazer. A police radio message said the men were holding Favela for a $500,000 ransom, though police would not comment on that.
Favela was found around 9 PM Monday, inside a vehicle at a garage at the 1100 block of North Springfield Avenue.
Jeremy Borders, 36, of the 500 block of N. Leclaire Av. was charged with First Degree Murder, Kidnapping while Armed with a Firearm, and Aggravated Unlawful Restraint
Darnell Stokes, 38, of Justice was charged with First Degree Murder, Aggravated Kidnapping while Armed with a Firearm, and Unlawful Restraint
Keith Watts, 34, of the 3300 block of W. 19th St. was charged with Aggravated Kidnapping while Armed with a Firearm, Aggravated Unlawful Restraint and 2 counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon