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Bail denied in fatal shooting of woman in broad daylight

A West Lawn man was denied bail after he appeared at a Saturday bond hearing broadcast on YouTube for the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old woman during broad daylight.

Arnaldo Coronel, 32, was charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a woman shortly after 7:30 p.m. on June 12 in the 6400 block of South Kilbourn Avenue, police said.

Earlier that day, Coronel and a group of others picked the victim up in a family Lexus, and drove around for several hours, prosecutors said.

At some point, an argument ensued after Coronel asked if the victim was pretty. Tensions heated, and Coronel ended up beating the woman and holding a firearm to her head. It was not clear why Coronel turned violent towards the victim. The victim walked away but later followed Coronel and he grabbed her and threw her in the middle of the street, prosecutors said.

He shot her in the head and in multiple parts of the body in front of witnesses outside. The victim was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where she was pronounced dead.

The Lexus pulled off and Coronel and another person walked to his home where he stashed the murder weapon. It was later recovered. Video surveillance captured the violent shooting and Coronel walking off, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors said Coronel is a felon, convicted in Indiana and Illinois. He has a 14-year-old child and an 8-month-old he shares with one of the witnesses.

The Cook County judge presiding over the hearing denied bail noting that Coronel argued back and forth while he stood over the victim and shot her multiple times calling the incident extremely violent.

His next court date was scheduled June 21.

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