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Murder charges against juvenile stabbing suspects who killed 18-year-old Manny Porties after prosecutor dismissed such charges

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (CBS) – A knife stabbing that killed 18-year-old Manny Porties in Schaumburg in September has now been charged with first degree murder after the Cook County Attorney’s Office dismissed such charges.

On Monday at around 3:10 p.m., Schaumburg police detectives arrested a 17-year-old male suspect who was stabbed by a knife in which Porties was killed on September 28 in the 600 block on Sturnbridge Lane.

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Police said prosecutors have now approved the criminal charges after initially being denied for lack of evidence.

“I am grateful that the continued diligence and investigative work of our detectives has helped bring justice to the Porties family,” said Schaumburg Police Chief Bill Wolf in a press release.

“The collaboration between the Schaumburg detectives and the Cook County District Attorney on this case is an example of how the system works effectively to bring justice to the Porties family and the people of Cook County,” said Cook County District Attorney Kim Foxx. in the press release. “We are incredibly grateful for the thoroughness and commitment of the Schaumburg police.

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Porties, from Elgin. was killed while showing up for a fist fight.

On the video, it seems like the 17-year-old was hitting the unarmed Porties, but in fact he stabbed Porties with every thrust – with the hidden knife. Porties was stabbed in the heart and died.

The von Porties family said they were stunned when prosecutors said they would not bring charges of murder, arguing the teenager acted in self-defense. The teenager was initially only charged with the illegal use of weapons – an administrative offense.

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A Foxx bureau spokesman later said there was insufficient evidence on the case.

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