An Evanston man has been charged with stabbing his sister to death during an argument about chores, according to police.
Andy Aphour, 26, was charged with stabbing Karen Aphour, 30, Saturday evening during a dispute over “routine household chores”, Evanston police said in a statement on Monday.
Officers responded around 9:20 p.m. to a residence in the 100 block of Callan Avenue and discovered Karen Aphour with several stab wounds.
She was rushed to St. Francis Hospital where she was pronounced dead, police said. Andy Aphour, who was still in the home, was arrested after witnesses pointed him out as the suspect, police said. He also allegedly admitted to police that he stabbed his sister.
He was charged with one felony count of first degree murder and was ordered held on $300,000 bond. His next court date is May 2 in Skokie.
Who is Karen Aphour?
Karen Aphour, also known as Lamisi Ayinpoka, was a 30-year old Ghanaian living in Evanston, Illinois in the United States. She had her tertiary education at the University of Ghana, Legon, before relocating to the U.S.
Karen worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration in Ghana before her big U.S move.
She was stabbed and killed on the 16th of April in Evanston.
Karen was allegedly killed by her brother, although authorities are yet to confirm or deny that piece of speculation.