Prosecutors: Man shot brother to death while arguing over money

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A Morgan Park neighborhood man shot his brother to death during an argument over money late Friday at their Far South Side home, according to prosecutors.

James Finney, 42, is charged with first-degree murder for the fatal shooting in the 11300 block of South Green, police said.

At 10 p.m. that night, 39-year-old David Finney came home with his girlfriend and another friend, Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Barry Quinn said in court Monday.

The girlfriend went to David Finney’s bedroom as the brothers began to fight over money, Quinn said. She then heard a single gunshot and heard James Finney say, “I just popped your ass.”

The friend, who had been waiting outside for a pizza, walked into the home and saw James Finney standing over his brother, Quinn said.

David Finney, shot in the chest, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he later died, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

James Finney left the home after the shooting but was tracked down by police about 15 minutes later, Quinn said.

He later made a taped statement to police admitting he killed his brother, Quinn said.

On Monday, Judge Donald Panarese ordered James Finney held on a $1 million bond. Finney shook his head in court as Quinn detailed the killing.

A public defender said James Finney has worked as a warehouse packer for six months. He graduated from Morgan Park High School.

He was charged in 2013 with beating his brother, but David Finney did not show up to court and the case didn’t proceed further, Quinn said.

James Finney was also sentenced to 30 days in jail for a 2014 misdemeanor battery conviction, Quinn said.

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