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Chicago Heights man faces murder indictment in H-F student’s shooting death

Johnny V. Johnson, a 19-year-old from Chicago Heights, appeared in court on Sept. 27 to face first-degree murder charges in the death of Romane D. Taylor Jr., his reported accomplice in an alleged attempted burglary. With his bail set at $500,000, Johnson remains in custody with the Cook County Department of Corrections. Inside the courtroom, Johnson wore a fresh close-shaved haircut and drab beige prison scrubs. He stood expressionless as the prosecutor and judge conversed briefly with his private defense attorney, David F. Will. It was a change from Sept. 24, when Johnson . . .

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