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Details in Ruth George death revealed: Man murdered, sexually assaulted her after she refused his advances

Details in Ruth George death revealed: Man murdered, sexually assaulted her after she refused his advances

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The man charged in the murder of UIC student Ruth George at a campus parking garage was denied bail Tuesday. Donald Thurman, 26, is charged with first-degree murder and sexual assault. Police said he has confessed to the crime and has a criminal history. Judge Charles Beach II ordered Thurman held without bail, after Cook County prosecutors said he admitted to the attack. He has no connection to UIC and did not know George, police said. The 19-year-old sophomore was found strangled in the backseat of her family’s car at a UIC parking garage near Halsted and Taylor streets. Police said surveillance video shows Thurman at about 1:35 a.m. Saturday following George into the garage and then leaving a half hour later. A person of interest is in custody after authorities said a University of Illinois Chicago student was strangled at a campus parking garage. Thurman allegedly confessed after being arrested Sunday morning at the nearby Harrison and Halsted Blue Line stop. Investigators said…
Source: Details in Ruth George death revealed: Man murdered, sexually assaulted her after she refused his advances

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