An Ohio man has been charged with killing a former Kankakee County prosecutor and his roommate last month, then using their credit cards to go on a spending spree in Las Vegas.
detectives arrested Dejuan Pratt as he arrived to O'Hare International Airport
Pratt was charged late Tuesday with
first-degree murder, armed robbery and unlawful possession of a credit card in
the Aug. 28 slayings of Gary Brown, 64, and Chun Xiao Lee, 48. He was also charged with aggravated identity theft, identity theft
between $2,000 and $10,000, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and aggravated
Pratt is from Columbus, Ohio, but had once lived in the same
apartment as Brown and Lee in the 6400 block of North Sacramento
Brown and Lee were found lying side-by-side on a bed, wrapped in
blankets, in the bedroom of their third-floor apartment. Officers
found a melted gasoline container and other canisters with flammable
Both Brown and Lee died from multiple stab wounds and cuts.
After killing the
couple, police said Pratt escaped in Lee's car and used credit cards stolen from