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Robert Wallace, 25, is accused of murder in the stabbing death of his mother. Her body was found in a garbage can on Christmas Eve. | Chicago police

Man charged in death of mother; body found in garbage can in Morgan Park alley

SHARE Man charged in death of mother; body found in garbage can in Morgan Park alley
SHARE Man charged in death of mother; body found in garbage can in Morgan Park alley

A man had been accused of killing his mother, who was found stabbed to death in a garbage can on the Far South Side on Christmas Eve.

Robert Wallace, 25, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Betty Wallace, 67.

The woman’s body was found about 1:50 p.m. in an alley in the 10800 block of South Prospect in Morgan Park, according to Chicago police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. She was unresponsive and had suffered multiple stab wounds to her legs and blunt trauma to her face, authorities said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy on Tuesday found that she died of multiple sharp force injuries, according to the medical examiner’s office. Her death was ruled a homicide.

Robert Wallace was arrested Monday night, police said. He was scheduled for a bail hearing Thursday at the Leighton Criminal Court Building.He is the son of Betty Wallace, according to a police source. They both lived in the same block in the East Beverly neighborhood, a couple of blocks from where Wallace’s body was found.

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