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Additional charges for alleged murderer awaiting trial

Kidnapping, rape, robbery, and carjacking are among the charges filed against a man, who is already in jail awaiting his murder trial. According to authorities, the man has been in jail awaiting his trial for slaying a woman since 2009. The Chicago Tribune reported a story on the man and the impressive list of charges against him.

The new charges that Melvin Fagan is facing are not connected to his previous charges for slaying the woman, who was found strangled in a vacant building.

Fagan is now accused of kidnapping a woman and sexually assaulting her for more than two days. The alleged sexual assault took place in March of 2010. In addition to these charges, he is charged in the robbery and carjacking of an elderly man, 76, in December 2011.

Fagan, 38, had been serving a misdemeanor sentence when he was charged for the strangulation, which he is awaiting trial for. This happened back in December 2009, when police were called to a building where they found a body that was almost frozen.

These are not the first charges against Fagan, who has an arrest record going back to 1994. He has been in prison for unlawful use of a weapon, armed robbery, and drug charges.

Any criminal charge you or a loved one are facing is serious, and you should always get an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you. A conviction can change the rest of your life, so these are not matters you should take lightly. Contact our DuPage County, Illinois defense attorneys when you need help with criminal charges.

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