WORTH, IL – In a terrifying episode of violence, a single mother of two was murdered in broad daylight as she used an ATM in Worth, a suburb of Chicago. Jonnie Angel Klein, 32, was targeted while she was withdrawing cash from a Chase bank ATM, around 3 p.m. on Saturday. Family members said that Klein had just returned from work before she embarked on this fateful errand. The incident was a horrifying turn of a day that started like any other.
By the following day, the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force arrested two suspects – 22-year-old Tamara Jailynn Johnson and 23-year-old Jason Jerry Joseph Johnson. Each of them now face charges of first-degree murder. Their relation, if any, remains unspecified.
Interestingly, Police Chief Timothy Denton has stated that these two are also believed to be involved in several other armed robberies in the Chicagoland area and northwest Indiana. Furthermore, one of the multiple firearms seized by the police supposedly is the murder weapon used in this incident.
Beyond being a mother to her teenage son and pre-teen daughter, Klein was also known to be the primary caregiver for her cancer-stricken mother. The family has expressed their grief and shock about the loss of their beloved Jonnie.
The alleged murderers are set to appear in a bond hearing on Wednesday at the Cook County Courthouse in Bridgeview.