The Chicago judge who ordered a suspect in the killings of singer Jennifer Hudson’s family held without bail was found shot to death on Monday, according to a report.
Associate Judge Raymond Myles, 66, had several gunshot wounds to his body when he was discovered outside his two-story brick home on the South Side, the Chicago Tribune reported.
A 52-year-old woman who was with Myles was shot in the leg, the report said.
A neighbor said the sound of gunfire and screams woke him.
“I heard maybe six shots. The shots woke me up, and the screaming of the woman woke me up,” the neighbor told the newspaper, asking to remain anonymous. ” She was screaming, ‘Don’t kill him, don’t kill him!”
The police had no suspects in custody.
Myles, in 2008, presided over the bond hearing for William Balfour, who was later convicted of killing Hudson’s mother, Darnel Donerson, her brother, Jason, and her 7-year-old nephew Julian King.
Balfour, who at the time was Jennifer Hudson’s brother-in-law, was sentenced to life in prison.