Chicago woman allegedly identified ex-boyfriend as driver who gravely injured her

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A Chicago man is accused of running over his ex-girlfriend who identified him as her attacker while gravely injured in a street — telling her brother by phone that “London did it,” prosecutors said.

Eddie London Jr., a 56-year-old former elder care van driver, is facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of his 34-year-old ex-girlfriend, Dominique Boone, who passed away in August from her injuries in the July 29 attack outside her job at SCR Medical Transportation, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Prior to quitting, London worked at the company with Boone, who managed to tell two eyewitnesses and a paramedic at the scene that her ex-boyfriend whom she previously filed a prior order of protection against was the person who mowed her down, prosecutors said.

A coworker of Boone’s helped her tell her brother by phone that “London did it,” Cook County prosecutors said Sunday.

London — who was never served with the protective order, according to prosecutors –allegedly stole a van from his former employer an hour before the attack and waited for Boone at a nearby gas station before running her over.

Boone survived for 11 days following the ambush, but was left partially paralyzed and with spinal and pelvis fractures. She later died on Aug. 9 and her death was ruled a homicide, the Tribune reported.

A judge on Sunday denied bail to London, who was extradited back to Cook County after being arrested in Indiana.

“I find that your actions were cold, calculated,” Judge David Navarro said. “Laying in wait for the victim to leave work demonstrates a wanton callousness to the value of human life.”

The van used to hit London was later found abandoned about a quarter-mile away – with its internal camera covered with tape. But an external cam caught London smoking a cigarette at a gas station prior to the attack, Assistant State’s Attorney James Murphy said.

London, a former postal carrier, was also on probation at the time for an identity theft case in DuPage County, where he was previously charged with financial identity theft and unlawful use of a credit card after an investigation into undelivered bank cards on his mail route, the Tribune reported.

An investigation was launched in 2017 against London, who was then working as a mailman in Elmhurst, after a resident reported fraudulent charges on one of their accounts, police said at the time.

London, whose attorney insisted no one saw him inside the van when it struck Boone, is due back in court on Jan. 7, according to the report.

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