The Markham father who allegedly kidnapped his two children has been was charged with the murder of their mother on Friday, March 16, 2018. Lynn Washington, 46, was taken into police custody Friday and charged with both first degree murder and parental abduction.
On Saturday, March 17, 2018, a Cook County judge ruled no bond for Washington.
Jordyn Washington, age 2, and Lynn Roby, age 3, were the subject of an Amber Alert issued Wednesday night, March 14, 2018. The children were found safe at their paternal grandmother’s home in Harvey on Thursday afternoon. The children were taken to the Markham Police Department. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services was notified.
Markham police said the children’s mother, 27-year-old Lakisha Roby, was shot to death at a BP gas station at 167th & Pulaski in Markham near Country Club Hills at 1:34 a.m. Wednesday.
Court records show that Roby filed a domestic battery complaint with Hazel Crest police in November 2016 that claimed Washington punched, bit and choked her. In March 2017, Roby filed for a protection order against Washington.
“He has a history of abuse with myself and other women,” Roby wrote in the order of protection. “I do feel like I’m at chance of being hurt or worse by him.”
Court records reveal that Lynn Washington was ordered to have no contact with the children after a domestic battery charge in October 2017 resulted in an emergency order of protection in November 2017. A judge entered another order of protection in November 2017 after the emergency order expired in November that only prohibited Washington from having contact with Roby. That order was set to be in place until 2019.
The legal custodian(s) of the children was undetermined.
Police said Roby and Washington were still married. Lakisha Roby’s family said she left Illinois to get away from Washington, but the courts forced her to return to Illinois.
Lynn Washington, father connected to Amber Alert March 14, 2018 for two children in Illinois, then arrested and charged with the murder of their mother, and parental abduction of the children.
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