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An Illinois couple Santino Carter and Dominique Beck and their friend Brian Gray were arrested on Sunday months after a mentally ill man Frederick Johnson was found dead in a garage under suspicious circumstances.
Santino Carter, Dominique Beck, and Brian Gray – a man the couple allegedly hired to help with the crime – have all been charged with his murder, while Beck, 29, faces an additional count of neglect as a caregiver. https://t.co/DN0JkFrQIG
— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) November 27, 2020
Santino Carter and Dominique Beck and Brian Gray Age
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Santino Carter, 38, and Dominique Beck, 29, hired Brian Gray, 48, to kill Frederick Johnson, 43. Police found Johnson’s battered body in a Chicago garage on June 25. He died shortly after.
Johnson is said to have suffered from schizoaffective and bipolar disorder and seizures. Prosecutors said Johnson had lived with Carter and Beck for two years and the couple had collected Johnson’s disability checks by acting as his caregivers.
After Johnson’s body was discovered, Carter and Beck reportedly told police they had evicted him from their apartment two weeks earlier because he had moved in with them.
The Sun-Times reported that detectives initially treated the case as a death inquest, but changed course after the coroner ruled Johnson’s death as an assault.
Two months after Johnson’s death, a witness allegedly contacted authorities and implicated Carter, Beck and Gray in Johnson’s murder.
According to the Sun-Times
According to the Sun-Times, the witness said he and Carter were in Carter’s car on June 25 when Beck called Carter about Johnson having a saddle in the living room. Beck reportedly said Johnson had pushed her when she confronted him about it.
When the witness arrived at the couple’s house, he allegedly saw Carter leaving Johnson standing in the living room while touching his toes. The punishment reportedly lasted several hours – and Carter allegedly hit Johnson with a metal chain and wooden stick when he did not comply.
That same evening, the witness allegedly saw Carter enter Johnson’s room with a hammer. The witness heard the hammer hit something and Johnson moaned in agony, The Sun-Times reported, citing prosecutors.
The witness reportedly woke up to hear Carter Gray tell him to come and help Johnson with the wash and change of clothes. Gray allegedly cleaned up the blood and dragged Johnson around the house as he could no longer stand or walk on his own.
Prosecutors once said Carter fired a gun at Johnson, but Gray convinced him to put it down.
According to the witness, Carter said he and Gray left Johnson’s body in an alleyway and called 911. Gray later told investigators Johnson was still alive when they left him, the Sun reported. Times.
Gray reportedly admitted his role in the murder and told police that Carter alleged Johnson exposed himself to Carter’s children. Gray was reportedly given $ 100 to clean Carter’s house.
According to the news agency, Beck confessed to previously forcing Johnson to drink cologne and carry heavy books for hours while squatting. Beck also reportedly said Gray was also involved in the beatings that killed Johnson.
Carter, Beck and Gray are charged with murder. Beck was also charged with negligence as a caregiver.
Carter and Gray were denied bail, while Beck’s bond was set at $ 1 million. The three suspects will appear in court on December 14.