Joliet Man Charged With Murder of Teen Found Slain in Yard

Joliet Police Chief Mike Trafton said additional charges—and possibly another arrest—may be in the works.

Ray Robinson. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Department.
Ray Robinson. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Department.
By Joseph Hosey

Prosecutors filed murder charges against an ex-convict already in custody at the county jail for an alleged parole violation.

Ray Robinson, 20, of 317 Youngs Ave. was charged Friday with killing 18-year-old Adrian Resendiz earlier this month. Resendiz's body was found in a Baker Avenue back yard June 16.

Robinson was taken into custody on the alleged parole violation and locked up in the Will County jail four days after the murder. The parole violation resulted from his arrest on a charge of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, officials said.

Robinson was sent to prison in August 2011 to do time for possession of a weapon by a felon and criminal damage to property convictions. He was released May 24.

Robinson is being held in lieu of $5 million bond.

Police reportedly believe a second man, 19-year-old Zeeshan Rashid, may have been involved in Resendiz's murder. Joliet Police Chief Mike Trafton on Friday declined to say whether Rashid has been linked to the killing but did say more charges—and possibly more arrests—may be in store next week.

Charles B. Pelkie, the spokesman for the Will County State's Attorney's Office, said the probe of Resendiz's murder is not complete.

"It's still an ongoing investigation," Pelkie said. "The investigation and the review are ongoing."

Rashid also was arrested June 20. He was jailed on charges of residential burglary, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, aggravated battery with a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and attempted armed robbery.

The aggravated battery with a firearm charges stem from Rashid allegedly shooting two men with a .40-caliber Glock as they sat on the porch of an Algonquin Street house on June 13. Both men survived the gun attack with one taking a bullet to the hand and the other to his leg.

Rashid is also an ex-convict. He was released from prison Jan. 9 after doing time for theft and attempted robbery.

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john June 29, 2013 at 02:12 AM
He can kiss his freedom goodbye he stateville bound
john June 29, 2013 at 02:28 AM
Time for them to start pointing fingers at each other im sure they telling on each other
Herc June 29, 2013 at 09:19 AM
I wish these idiots would take their crap back to Chicago, we don't want it here.
Someone who knows June 29, 2013 at 09:40 AM
Criminals are Joliet bred too, they're not ONLY from Chicago...!
John Roberts June 29, 2013 at 11:18 AM
oh yeah good ole Joliet...
Able2survive June 29, 2013 at 11:19 AM
If found guilt the penalty should be death not cost us $40,000 a year to house these assholes
Long time joliet June 29, 2013 at 12:03 PM
yea put them to death , forget the right to a fair trail, he has been accused to hes guilty , right death to all the people accused of crimes against humanity
Mousie Garcia June 29, 2013 at 12:10 PM
SUFFER in there !
Nena June 29, 2013 at 01:37 PM
Damnnn you know what's crazy ray use to be my boy we were like brother & sister. Why thooo?
JustJakefromstatefarm June 29, 2013 at 02:02 PM
Good riddance my you and your good for nothing accomplice rot in prison and live the rest of your lives haunted by the face of the young man whose life you have taken way to soon from this earth. R.I.P. Adrian Resendiz
Nena June 29, 2013 at 02:21 PM
RIP Adrian Resendiz♡
jason June 30, 2013 at 12:21 PM
free 8 ball and arab just because they are charged doesnt mean they are quilty they are pre-trail detainees not inmates now a days anybody can be arrseted for anything as along as someone says they are the ones who did it(heresay law) and there is no death penalty in illnois/ R.I.P DUB ADRIAN
Mousie Garcia June 30, 2013 at 12:38 PM
While you're saying 'free them' YOU clouldve been the one they did this to! these lowlife good for nothing fuxks weren't trustworthy to somebody that thought they were 'friends' so if they were out it could continue to happen to anybody who thinks theyre cool w them smfh they will NEVER be shit in life and I hope they ROT in their!
JustJakefromstatefarm June 30, 2013 at 12:48 PM
Obviously both of those Low Lives are in there for a reason not for being Model Citizens of the community everything has its time Face it theres has come and if you think different your Only fooling Yourself.....
Mousie Garcia June 30, 2013 at 01:00 PM
While your saying 'free them' this could've happened to YOU! Adrian believed These lowlifes were his friends so that proves they weren't trustworthy nothing but FAKE and deceitful and they could've done this to anybody else that thought they were their friends with so before you say free them look into reality and realize these dudes are shit and they can suffer in those jail cells !
Jasmine July 01, 2013 at 12:41 AM
Freee Arab!!!!
JustJakefromstatefarm July 01, 2013 at 01:27 AM
The only way You can Free your Arab is if you have His $2 Million....
Nici De'Meglio Renasci July 01, 2013 at 12:56 PM
you can tell that their parents did not raise them
Walt July 01, 2013 at 06:48 PM
They talk about "gun violence" in Illinois. Yet why did they let this VIOLENT FELON out of jail after only 21 months? They catch felons with guns. Give them a couple years and let them out to get more guns. Then wonder why we have a gun problem and blame regular citizens. That's all gun laws apply to. The criminals sure as heck do not care about the laws. "Robinson was sent to prison in August 2011 to do time for possession of a weapon by a felon and criminal damage to property convictions. He was released May 24."
John Albert July 06, 2013 at 08:42 AM
They let them out because liberals are in control of the state and like some of the people posting here, they feel bad for the poor convicts and would rather blame the good citizens for their actions.
truthbetold July 06, 2013 at 10:35 AM
Im sorry but why would a 16 year old be friends with a 20 year old? Especially one that looks like that. Parents need to be more involved in who your kids are friends with


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