Man Arrested For Murder of Chicago Pastor
Man Arrested For Murder of Chicago Pastor: A female pastor in Chicago, Illinois has been beaten to death inside her apartment last weekend.
Police have arrested the 59-year old suspect named Marvin Wells. Wells has been charged with one felony count of first-degree murder, one felony count of home invasion, one felony count of armed robbery with a dangerous weapon, one felony count of possessing a stolen vehicle and one felony count of possession of a controlled substance.
According to the Chicago police, Wells is suspected of breaking into Pastor Marisol Berrios‘ (the deceased) apartment on Saturday morning and beating her to death. He also stole her purse and drove off in her sister’s car.
Berrios’ friend, Leatisha Bailey said that she (Berrios), would frequently help Wells, who did odd jobs on her block, by giving him money and food.
“How do you so heinously hurt somebody that was so compassionate and giving and selfless,” she added. “She would connect with ministries that would go all around the world and help people when disasters would happen.”
Wells confessed to killing Berrios after learning she had recently collected rent money for the landlord of her apartment.
He was found by Police officers slumped over the driver’s seat of the stolen vehicle where he had pulled over to rest. However, he drove off, and police chased him until he crashed his car.
Blood was found in the suspect’s jeans and shoes, prosecutors told The Chicago Sun-Times. During his bond hearing, Wells was ordered to be held without bail.
Berrios, who was born in Puerto Rico, had been living in Chicago for the last four years and was known for her kindness and helping the disadvantaged in the society. She had a halfway house where she helped immigrants, Hispanics, minorities, and the homeless. She also ran a food pantry from a church parking lot.
The Berrios family has launched a GoFundMe page to cover the costs of Marisol’s funeral. As of Friday morning, the page raised $7,905 of its $10,000 goal.