Chicago Judge Shooting Was No Random Act

New evidence in the investigation into the murder of Judge Raymond Myles suggests that his girlfriend was the intended target. Myles was gunned down it front of his Chicago home, when he ran out and confronted an armed man who had just shot his girlfriend. The woman, who’s name has not been released, survived. Investigators originally believed Myles was targeted for his involvement in high profile criminal cases. It turns out to have most likely been a premeditated revenge plot by the unidentified woman’s ex-husband. According to prosecutors, he stalked her for two to three weeks prior to the incident.

The divorce between the two was anything but pretty. She had discovered that after eleven years of marriage that he was a bigamist and had another wife up until the other woman died. The scorned woman was able to retain their home, a plot of land and two vehicles because she owned them before the marriage.

Judge Raymond Myles

Alleged getaway driver, Joshua Smith, 37, is currently being held without bond and happens to be related to the surviving victim’s ex. He has been charged with first-degree murder, aggravated battery and obstruction.

Joshua Smith

Once in custody, Smith sang like a canary. He admitted to detectives that he waited in an alley behind the judges residence, heard gunfire, picked up the gunman and sped off. In a videotaped statement he said the alleged gunman got into position before 5:00 a.m. because he knew that’s when the woman routinely left the house to work out with Myles.

The plan was to rob the woman of $3000 that the ex-husband thought she would be carrying on her. He snatched her gym bag after shooting Myles, but later tossed it after finding there was no money.

Police are still searching for the gunman and a possible third party.


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