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Man charged with 2013 murder of cab driver

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A Chicago Lawn man is the second to be charged with the fatal shooting of a 48-year-old cab driver in 2013 on the South Side.

Gregory James, 29 of the 6400 block of South Richmond, is charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of forcible murder, according to Chicago Police.

Another man, 28-year-old Eric Taylor, was previously charged in the shooting that killed a cab driver in March 2013. Taylor is being held without bond in the Cook County Jail.

About 5:45 p.m. on March 14, 2013, cabbie Edwin Obazuye of South Holland picked up James and Taylor in the 8500 block of South Parnell, police said at the time. The men climbed into the cab and demanded the driver’s possessions.

After traveling just over a mile, at least one of the men opened fire near 91st and Lafayette, striking Obazuye with two bullets, authorities said at the time. After the shooting, Taylor and the other man ran off, taking the cab driver’s cell phone, police said.

Obazuye died four days later, authorities said.

James is scheduled to appear in bond court Saturday.

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