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Man charged in 1984 Edgewater stabbing

(photo from ABC7 News)

Chicago police have arrested Melvin Green, 44, in connection with the murder of Sheila Johnson, pregnant mother of four, in 1984. She was found stabbed 27 times in her Edgewater apartment on the 5800 block of N Winthrop 26 years ago, and new DNA evidence led to Green after the cold case squad revisited the case in 2008. Green is charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault and first-degree murder.

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