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Television stolen from slain off-duty cop's home

Funeral service for slain Chicago Police Officer Hester Scott at Shiloh Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 7000 S. Michigan Avenue, Friday, November 11, 2011 . | John H. White~Sun-Times.

Police Friday said someone broke into the South Side home where an off-duty Chicago Police officer was killed the week before and stole a television set.

The burglar apparently forced open a rear window at 3:18 a.m. Thursday and stole the set from the home in the 8800 block of South Wallace, police said.

No one was in custody for the burglary as of late Friday.

On Nov. 4, officer Hester Scott, 55, was stabbed to death in the home, allegedly by her grandson, Keshawn Perkins, 15.

Prosecutors allege Keshawn erupted in a rage and repeatedly smashed Scott in the head with a lamp after she caught him skipping school and asleep in front of the TV.

Perkins was charged as an adult with first-degree murder and armed robbery, and was ordered held without bond. Prosecutors say he faces a minimum sentence of life imprisonment if convicted of murdering a police officer.

Scott was a 25-year veteran of the department. She lived in the home with her four grandchildren.

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