CHICAGO -- Bond has been denied for a man charged in a deadly stabbing in the city's River North neighborhood.
Gino Bassett, Sr., 56, is charged with first degree murder and two misdemeanor counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, police said.
Bassett is accused of attacking 55-year-old Mike Beedle of Park Ridge in an alley in the 400 block of North State Street last month.
Beedle was stabbed in the back and died.
He leaves behind a wife and six children.
He was also the CEO and founder of a software and training company.
Prosecutors say Bassett attacked Beedle after Beedle left a bar.
They say surveillance video shows Bassett pushing Beedle into an alley, and leaving the alley alone a short time later.
Cook County prosecutors spoke about the suspect’s criminal history which includes a five year Illinois Dept of Corrections sentence for burglary in 1998, a nine year prison sentence for armed robbery in 2006 and a three year prison sentence for aggravated battery of a police officer in 2013. But most troubling for the Cook County judge considering a possible bond for Bassett were more than 20 bond forfeiture‘s for failing to appear in court.
Bassett's public defender says he had mental health issues, including a schizophrenia diagnosis.