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Gary man charged with 2005 homicide

The Lake County Coroner's Deputy Paul Castro left walks past crime scene as another Deputy Coroner takes notes near Vermont

The Lake County Coroner's Deputy Paul Castro, left, walks past the crime scene as another Deputy Coroner takes notes near Vermont Street and 42nd Wednesday afternoon. Police were alerted to the body found just south of the train tracks. Charges have been filed against Michael English in this 2005 homicide. | File Photo~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: March 3, 2013 6:14AM



GARY — For the second time in 10 years, Michael English is charged with brutally killing and burning a Glen Park rival.

English, 33, of 201 E. 41st Ave., was arrested Thursday.

He is in Lake County Jail charged with murder in the 2005 death of Calvin Golden, 18.

Golden’s body was found in a wooded area near 42nd Avenue and Vermont Street June 15, 2005. He had been beaten, shot, choked and burned.

Detective Lorenzo Davis was the original investigator on that case. Golden was one of several young residents in Glen Park slain that summer during a gang war between the east and west side.

After returning to the Violent Crimes Unit this year, Davis resumed work on the case.

Witnesses said English and another man killed Golden, then dumped his body in the woods and set fire to it.

In 2002, English and Nicholas Anderson, 29, were charged with the death of Jermaine Cason, 21, who was shot then set on fire. His charred body was found on the back porch of a Glen Park home.

Those charges were dismissed less than six months later.

English served time in a federal prison for dealing marijuana and is scheduled to enter a plea later this month in Lake Superior Court on a burglary.

He was charged with carjacking in 2009, but those charges were also dismissed.

Davis said he is continuing his investigation into Golden’s death in an effort to identify other possible suspects. Anyone with information can call him at 881-4738.



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