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Flossmoor boy held on $2M bail in brother’s murder

Updated: January 24, 2014 6:26AM



A Flossmoor boy was ordered held on $2 million bail Sunday after he was charged with murdering his older brother.

Michael Tigue, 15, who has been charged as an adult with first-degree murder, said he was a victim of bullying and admitted to planning the attack on 25-year-old Steven Tigue, Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Shawn Abraham said Saturday at a bond hearing.

Police found Steven Tigue with a stab wound in his home in the 2800 block of Chayes Park Drive about 12:55 a.m. Friday after they responded to a domestic disturbance there.

He was taken to South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest, where he was pronounced dead at 1:38 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy conducted Friday found the man’s death to be a homicide, making it the first in Flossmoor in more than 30 years, authorities said.

Police identified Michael Tigue as a possible suspect at the scene, where he was taken into custody, police said. He was charged Friday afternoon.



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