Tony Robinson indicted in Chicago for stabbing death of UMD graduate student Anat Kimchi – CBS Baltimore
CHICAGO, Illinois (WJZ) –A man was charged on Saturday with first degree murder for stabbing Anat Kimchi, a visiting University of Maryland graduate student in Chicago.
Tony Robinson, 41, now faces charges of murder, robbery and aggravated bodily harm in the fatal blow to Kimchi, who had just visited Chicago when she was killed on June 19.
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Kimchi was walking through the town loop when Robinson allegedly jumped off some bushes and stabbed her in the back. She was later pronounced dead in hospital.
Police arrested Robinson on Thursday and said he faces charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault and battery.
He is linked to two other attacks on women and is believed to be homeless.
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“As you can also, there is a homeless camp that is adjacent to where this crime scene is located,” Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said. “We suspect that it is probably a homeless man who hid in the bushes and came out and committed this heinous crime.”
Kimchi was 31 years old and was a doctoral candidate at the University of Maryland in the department of criminology and criminal justice.
Robinson is being held at the Central Bonds Court in Chicago. He has been denied bail and is due in court on Monday for a preliminary hearing.
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