CHICAGO (SUN TIMES WIRE / FOX 32) - A Cook County judge on Friday ordered a couple charged with killing six family members in a Gage Park bungalow held without bond, calling their actions “pure evil,” the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
Diego Uribe, 22, and his girlfriend, Jafeth Ramos, 19, appeared in bond court a day after prosecutors charged them in the grisly slayings.
DNA evidence and phone records put Uribe at the scene of a massacre—an attack that started as a robbery, police said Thursday.
Both Uribe and Ramos are charged with six counts of first-degree murder for the February slayings at the bungalow in the 5700 block of South California Avenue, authorities said.
Uribe is a nephew to one of the victims, Maria Herminia Martinez. Both he and Ramos allegedly gave statements implicating themselves to authorities.
Uribe and Ramos had planned to rob the family, police said. The break in the case when DNA evidence came back Wednesday linking him to the crime scene, as did Uribe’s cell phone records.
Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez held a press conference to follow up on the bond hearing for Uribe and Ramos, who were ordered held without bail on Friday.
Alvarez said in her three decades working as a prosecutor that the Gage Park massacre was one of the worst cases she's ever seen, calling it a "methodical slaughter of six human beings."
"It appears that six lives were taken for $550 and an Xbox," Alvarez said.