Man Accused of Killing Elderly Woman, Using Her Rings to Propose to Girlfriend

November 11, 2011 Updated Nov 11, 2011 at 1:14 PM EDT

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Man Accused of Killing Elderly Woman, Using Her Rings to Propose to Girlfriend

November 11, 2011 Updated Nov 11, 2011 at 1:14 PM EDT

According to a story in the Chicago Tribune, a 36-year-old Illinois man is being held on murder and armed robbery charges for allegedly killing a 73-year-old woman in October, stealing her diamond rings, and using the rings to propose to his girlfriend.

The suspect had been paroled in May following a 1997 attempted murder conviction, according to the Chicago Tribune report.

Read the Chicago Tribune story HERE.