South Side man charged with murder in 2015 bludgeoning

CHICAGO (STMW) - A South Side man has been charged with murder for allegedly bludgeoning a man tp death and then setting him on fire last summer in the Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

Donald Arrington, 31, of the 6900 block of South Dorchester Avenue, is charged with first-degree murder for the bludgeoning death of 50-year-old Lloyd A. White on Aug. 31, 2015, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

White’s body was found in the basement of a building around 11 a.m. in the 3900 block of North Spaulding Avenue, police said. Arrington fatally struck White with a blunt object during an altercation before setting him on fire and fleeing the scene.

White was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. His personal property and vehicle were later found in a northern suburb.

Police gathered information during the investigation that led to Arrington’s arrest Wednesday in the 1500 block of East 72nd Place, police said.

Arrington is set to appear in bond court Friday.

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