Murder indictment handed up in connection with Naperville slaying

November 28

JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow and Naperville Police Chief David Dial announce that a man has been indicted for First-Degree Murder in connection with the June 6 killing of his sister.

A six-count Bill of Indictment was handed up Monday against Mark R. Lewis, 51, of 829 Game Trail, Lakemoor, Ill. The indictment includes four counts of First-Degree Murder, one count of Home Invasion and one count of Residential Burglary.

The indictment handed up Monday alleges Mark Lewis entered Cathleen Lewis’ dwelling without authority on June 6 and killed her by striking her in the head with a blunt object.

An arrest warrant with a bond set at $1.5 million was issued on Monday. Lewis must post 10 percent or $150,000 to secure his release from jail while awaiting trial. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Dec. 19.

Mark Lewis currently is in the Will County Jail awaiting trial on an Identity Theft indictment alleging he used personal information from his mother, Delores Lewis, to fraudulently cash checks valued at more than $2,000 on her account. Bond in that case was set at $200,000.

The murder indictment handed up Monday follows an intensive six-month investigation by the Naperville Police Department.