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A Cook County judge has ordered a Chicago man held in lieu of $1 million bond for allegedly fleeing a burglary in a vehicle that killed a 78-year-old woman in a crash.

The bond was set Sunday for 23-year-old Byron Brown, who is charged with first-degree murder and residential burglary. Authorities said Brown was one of three men in a sports utility vehicle that struck Tommye Freeman’s vehicle Thursday on the city’s South Side. Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Aaron Bond says Brown and another man had just burglarized a residence when they joined a third man in the SUV and sped away. (AP) ______ Copyright 2008 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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