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Johnson indicted for first-degree murder in death of Homewood man

Nineteen-year-old Johnny V. Johnson, of Chicago Heights, has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and attempted armed robbery in connection with a deadly incident on a residential Homewood street.At an arraignment hearing on Oct. 10, Judge Michele Pitman announced a grand jury indictment charging Johnson with the crimes that Cook County assistant state's attorneys say led to the death of his alleged accomplice, Romane D. Taylor Jr., of Homewood. Johnson, who remains in custody under a $500,000 bond, looked staid as he entered Room 103 of the Cook County Sixth Municipal . . .

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