A Chicago resident with a PhD in criminology shot and killed an ex-boyfriend in his home in the District of Columbia. According to the authorities, the woman pursued the victim for several months before.
A 37-year-old student at the University of Illinois at Nizhinsky Dix is accused of killing Terry Hickman, 44, whom she met for three months,” South Bend Tribune reports. Police arrived at a call for shots fired at a Washington apartment complex around 17:30. Deeks was found kneeling next to the body of Hickman, who was found dead on the spot.
According to authorities, the woman was holding a gun in her hand and was talking on the phone with a woman who introduced herself as her mother. She later told the police that Deeks had called, saying she had shot her ex after he had pushed her.
Deeks was taken to the hospital with complaints about memory loss and back pain. According to NBC Chicago, the doctors found nothing to suggest that she had been attacked. When asked about the incident, Deeks again referred to her memory problems and asked for information that would help her remember the events preceding Hickman’s death.
The victim’s family told the authorities that he and Deeks had met for three months before breaking up in May. After that, the woman allegedly began “chasing” the former.
At the time of the crime, Deeks was earning a doctorate in criminology and law from Chicago and was also working at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana, where she was director of a talent search program. The university confirmed that it “is aware of her arrest and will cooperate with law enforcement as necessary.