CHICAGO, Ill. (WTAQ) - A Madison man who allegedly killed 4 relatives in a shooting spree in Chicago could soon face a 5th murder charge. That’s after his mother died over the weekend. 57-year-old Leona Larry of Madison was on life support since being shot in the head on April 14th. She was pronounced dead Saturday evening at a hospital in Oak Lawn Illinois.
Chicago Police expect a new murder charge to be added against 32-year-old James Larry. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office is handling the case. An autopsy is scheduled Monday on Leona Larry.
Authorities said James Larry drove a relative back to his Chicago home before the shooting spree took place there. Relatives said he heard voices that instructed him to kill the family. And Larry reportedly his stepfather before the shootings that he was, “reincarnated as a prophet.”
His pregnant wife, their 7-month-old son, and 2 of his nieces were shot to death. The oldest niece, who was 16, was also pregnant. Officials said Larry also shot at his mother, a nephew, and another niece. Larry is now charged with 4 counts of first-degree murder, 4 counts of attempted murder, and 2 counts of murdering unborn children.