Two Charged in Chicago Girl’s Murder

Two men have been detailed and charged in the attack that took the life of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton as she took shelter from the rain in a Chicago park. Michael Ward and Kenneth Williams are being charged with one count each of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder for the attack that injured two and killed Pendleton, who had just returned from performing at President Obama’s inauguration ceremony. The men are members of a street gang and were taken into custody on Sunday—the day after Michelle Obama attended the young girl’s funeral.