Mom prepares ‘final goodbye’ for 13-yr-old son, victim of violent weekend


Patricia Deates went to the hospital Tuesday preparing to say a “final goodbye” to her 13-year-old son, one of the youngest victims of a violent weekend in Chicago. Eric Crawford, about to enter eighth grade, has been on life-support at Stroger Hospital since he was wounded while riding a bike four blocks from his home in McKinley Park Sunday morning. “Eric is a wonderful, bright child,” Deates said in a brief phone interview from her son’s hospital bed. He loved to ride his bike and play video games, she said.

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