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Friends of Cook Co. homicide victims speak


Friends of a Cook County woman who was murdered along with her young daughter are speaking out about the crime tonight.

The mother left behind two other children. Friends say she was a great mother, and they're shocked by the murders.

33-year-old Lisa Hall and her 15-month-old daughter Jersi were murdered Friday in their Sparks home on Barneyville Road. Cook County Sheriff's deputies arrested and charged 31-year-old Bo Rutland with the murder. Those close to Lisa say she was a great friend.

"She was a good girl, she was a good girl," said her former co-workers at Western Sizzlin.  

Last Friday investigators say Rutland stole Hall's car from her home. They found it abandoned off I-75 and Rutland was found and arrested a short time later. GBI agents will not say what Rutland's relationship was with Hall or how he killed the two victims.

"I know that they've been friends ever since I knew Lisa, which has been ten plus years," said Hall's friend Kristina Beck.

Over the weekend friends and family left their mark on Hall's home.

From angel wings spray painted on road sign to candles at the mailbox, friends and family have made a makeshift memorial here at the crime scene to remember the mother and daughter.

Hall's friends say after she left her job at Western Sizzlin restaurant she always came back to visit. "Of course everybody missed Miss Lisa, but she came back to see us. She did, she came to see us."

Hall leaves behind an 8-year-old daughter and a 13-year-old son. Rutland is charged with 2 counts of murder, 2 counts of aggravated assault, and 2 counts of battery and child molestation.

Rutland remains in the Cook County Jail without bond.

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