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Man held without bond in foster mother's death

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Joshua David Brooks. / photo from Chicago police Joshua David Brooks. / photo from Chicago police
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A South Side man charged with the murder of his foster mother, who died from a cardiac event during a domestic struggle, has been ordered held without bond.

Joshua David Brooks, 21, was arguing with his foster mother about 4 p.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of East 46th Street, according to a statement from police.

The argument became physical and Brooks pushed the 58-year-old woman to the ground and began hitting her in the face, police said.

Dorothy McGee suffered a cardiac event during the incident, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

McGee, who lived on the block where the incident took place, died at University of Chicago Medical Center at 4:56 p.m., according to the medical examiner's office.

An autopsy Thursday determined McGee died of heart disease, with diabetes, obesity and stress from an altercation as contributing factors, according to the medical examiner's office. Her death was ruled a homicide.

Brooks, also of the 400 block of East 46th Street, ran away but was arrested at a neighbor's apartment, according to police.

He was charged with three counts of murder and a single count of unlawful restraint, police said.

Judge Laura Sullivan ordered Brooks held without bond Friday, according to the Cook County State's Attorney's office. He will next appear in court April 15.

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