CHICAGO — A Chicago man was charged with the 1992 sexual assault and murder of a 6-year-old one day after a man who served 20 years in prison for the slaying was released.
Cook County prosecutors say Osborne Wade is accused in the death of Lindsey Murdock. They say blood on the boy’s clothing matched Wade’s DNA. That evidence prompted the release Tuesday of 55-year-old Mark Maxson, who spent more than 20 years in prison for the slaying.
The 42-year-old suspect was denied bail Wednesday. His attorney said Wade worked at a group home for the mentally ill.
Lindsey disappeared when he went to a store for chips. His battered and cut body was later found in an abandoned garage.
After the boy’s murder, Wade served a prison sentence for killing an uncle.