A lot of the country’s been getting crushed by a heat wave this summer – but that’s no excuse to kill anybody.
On June 1st, 29-year-old Jimmy Parker was visiting a friend on the third floor of an apartment building in Chicago. The friend had a leaky AC unit in her window, and it dripped condensation all the time.
And if you’ve ever accidentally walked under one of those things, and been splashed by a big fat drop of dirty city water that’s been collecting on a nasty old AC window unit – yeah, it sucks. But you deal with it and move on.
Unfortunately that’s not what happened here. A little after midnight that same night, a woman came up to the building to get into her place, and got splashed by the water. But she thought Jimmy POURED it on her. So she called her brother, 28-year-old Charles Sims, who came over an hour later to rectify the situation. He confronted Jimmy and punched him – and when Jimmy fought back, Charles shot him eight times.
He appeared in court on Monday on a charge of first-degree murder, and is being held without bond… all because of a dripping AC unit.