Alonzo Campos, 20, allegedly shot the 48-year-old woman multiple times with a BB gun before stabbing her to death, authorities said.
A man is accused of shooting and stabbing a woman to death last week at her home in northwest suburban Round Lake Beach.
Alonzo Campos Jr., 20, of unincorporated Round Lake, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the May 17 killing of 48-year-old Mariana Castro-Tellez, according to the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force and Lake County coroner’s office.
Early that morning, Campos was armed with a BB gun when he entered Castro-Tellez’s home in the 1500 block of Cherokee Drive, authorities said. After Campos was confronted by Castro-Tellez, he shot her multiple times with the BB gun before stabbing her.
A family member of Castro-Tellez heard the shots from the BB gun and called 911, authorities said. About 4:40 a.m., Castro-Tellez was found dead inside her home.
The preliminary results of an autopsy indicated that Castro-Tellez died of injuries from sharp-force trauma, the coroner’s office said. Toxicology results are pending.
Campos ran off after stabbing Castro-Tellez and was taken into custody later that evening, the task force said. His initial court hearing was set for 9 a.m. Tuesday.