18-year-old charged with manslaughter in death of Michigan State freshman from Chicago
Chicago Police Dept.
Lafayete Hodges

By Meghan Dwyer, WGN:

CHICAGO —- (WGN) -- Charges have been filed in the death of 19-year-old Michigan State University freshman Lyniah Bell.

Lafayette Hodges, 18, was charged with one count of felony manslaughter after Bell was reportedly found shot to death inside a Chatham apartment Friday night.

Just after 9:45 p.m., police were dispatched to the 8100 block of South Maryland Avenue on the report of gunshots.

Police entered the residence and discovered Bell with a gunshot wound to her head inside a bedroom. She was pronounced dead on the scene. Her boyfriend was taken into custody.

WGN spoke with her family who said the North Lawndale College Prep Grad received a full-ride scholarship to Michigan State University. The freshman, who was studying business and journalism, had to come home for winter break.

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