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Handyman Allegedly Stabbed to Death by Two Men

By DNAinfo Staff on November 14, 2012 4:25pm  | Updated on November 20, 2012 2:03pm

 Dorsey Liberty Jr., 39, was killed on April 19 in North Lawndale.
Dorsey Liberty Jr., 39, was killed on April 19 in North Lawndale.
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CHICAGO — Dorsey Liberty Jr., a hard-working handyman, was fatally beaten with a metal curling bar and stabbed 14 times, allegedly by two young men, authorities said.

Liberty, 39, of the 800 block of North Avers Avenue, died April 19 from multiple stab wounds he suffered while in the 3500 block of West Douglas Boulevard, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The second oldest of four siblings, “Lil Dorsey” or “Dog,” as his friends and family called him, had attended Lincoln Park High School. Liberty made a living as a “jack of all trades,” and often was hired to do carpentry, painting or repair work in various apartment buildings on the West Side, his family said.

“He always had a smile on his face,” said Liberty's stepmother, Debra Cosby. “You could never make him mad. No matter who you were, he would always give you a hug.”

Anfernee McCormick and Byron Winters have been charged in the murder, according to court records.

Liberty had been walking with a friend who escaped the attack, according to the Chicago Tribune.