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Man charged with strangling woman to death at motel in Waukegan

Kwame Owusu, 29, of Chicago.

A Chicago man wanted for strangling a woman to death inside a motel in Waukegan in 2019 has been arrested, police said.

Kwame Owusu, 29, of the 7800 block of Essex in Chicago, was charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of domestic battery.

Owusu was taken into custody by the Chicago Police Department and transported to the Cook County jail on unrelated charges last week.

The Waukegan Police Department took custody of Owusu on Tuesday for a warrant of two counts of domestic battery.

The warrant stemmed from an incident that occurred on February 6, 2019, in Waukegan involving Owusu and 46-year-old Danette Amos-Williams, who resided in Waukegan.

On March 23, 2019, Amos-Williams was found dead by employees at the Slumberland Motel, 3030 Belvidere Road in Waukegan.

An autopsy performed by the Lake County Coroner’s Office indicated Amos-Williams died as a result of a homicide. Her cause of death was strangulation.

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Owusu, who was in a previous dating relationship with Amos-Williams, was considered a person of interest in the murder.

After Waukegan Police Department Criminal Investigation Division detectives arrested Owusu on the domestic battery warrant, they developed additional information to charge Owusu with Amos-Williams’ murder.

Owusu’s bond was set at $3 million and he is scheduled to appear in court on December 15.