Teen charged with murder in CTA death

August 10, 2011

Prince Watson, of city's Near North neighborhood, has been charged in the death of woman at a CTA stop, according to the Cook County State's Attorney Office.

Watson, 17, has been charged with Felony Murder and Robbery from the incident in March using surveillance video, DNA evidence and witness identifications. Watson allegedly pushed 68-year-old Sally Katona-King down the stairs at the Fullterton Brown, Purple and Red Lines stop, after robbing another woman of her iPhone. Watson has been in juvenile facility after pleading guilty to a different iPhone robbery in May. That robbery was at the Red Line Clark and Division stop.

In addition to the charges from the March incident, Watson was charged with an additional iPhone robbery from April 17 at the Brown Line Sedgwick stop, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

He is scheduled to appear in court for a bond hearing Thursday on these latest charges.

Katona-King was returning home from her work as a receptionist at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she also worked as a deacon.