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On Monday, April 18, the Evanston Police Department announced that the brother of stabbing victim Karen Aphour has been charged with the Evanston resident’s murder.

Aphour, 30, was stabbed Saturday evening, April 16, inside a residence in the 100 block of Callan Avenue, the Police Department said in a news release. Officers responded at about 9:20 p.m. The victim, who had suffered several stab wounds, was transported to St. Francis Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Police said Andy Aphour, 26, was in the residence when officers arrived at the scene on Callan Avenue and was taken into custody. During the investigation, Aphour admitted stabbing his sister, police said, adding that the stabbing occurred after a disagreement over household chores. Witness statements confirmed Aphour’s admission, police said.

The Police Department worked with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office, which approved murder charges against Aphour. He has been charged with one felony count of first-degree murder and was given a $300,000 bond with the special condition of surrendering his passport.

His next court date is at 9 a.m. May 2 at the Skokie Courthouse. 

Sam Stroozas

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