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Prosecutor: Illinois Attorney Fatally Shot By Brother-In-Law Over Finances

By on August 17, 2018 in Criminal Law

Prosecutors in the Illinois murder case of Stephen Shapiro, a partner in Mayer Brown, say he was gunned down by his brother-in-law, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Police arrested Shapiro’s brother-in-law, John Gately III in connection with the slaying at the lawyer’s home.

A prosecutor said Shapiro’s wife, Joan Shapiro, had been financially supporting her brother and had recently argued with him about the management of his finances.

On the day of the shooting, Gately attempted to talk to his sister, but Shapiro refused him. Authorities said Gately then shot Shapiro, before trying to shoot Joan Shapiro. She escaped from the house.

Read the Tribune article.