Cousin Charged with Murder in Scissor Stabbing of Raymond Ogara

By DNAinfo Staff on November 30, 2012 3:20pm

 Erik Jensen was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of his cousin Raymond Ogara.
Erik Jensen was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of his cousin Raymond Ogara.
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Chicago Police Department

CHICAGO — A man from the north suburbs was charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his cousin in his Norwood Park home, police said.

Erik Jensen, 45, is accused of killing his cousin, Raymond Ogara, 41, who was found dead Wednesday morning in his home on the 5400 block of North Natoma Avenue, authorities said.

Ogara was stabbed in the neck with a pair of scissors following an apparent fight, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

Jensen, of the 100 block of West Willow Road in Ingleside, was arrested shortly after the incident which occurred at about 1:20 a.m.

Ogara worked at his father's tool manufacturing company in Mount Prospect, neighbor Brian Kirby, 53, said.

According to Kirby, who knew the victim for five years, Ogara was an eccentric guy who dealt in vintage comic books and used to own comic shop. He was also a talented guitar player.

"He was a great guy," Brian Kirby said. "I would characterize him as a genius ... there was nothing you couldn't go to him and ask him a question that he didn't know about."

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