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Two Chicago men charged in slaying of mom, daughter found in burning car

Robert Danno, left, and Jose Fernardo Martinez-Hernandez, right.
Cook County Sheriff via CBS Chicago
(CBS/AP) COOK COUNTY, Ill. - Two men were charged Monday with first-degree murder in the deaths of a mother and daughter whose bodies were found in the trunk of a burning vehicle in Illinois, Cook County officials say.

Robert Danno, 50, and Jose Fernardo Martinez-Hernandez, 24, were scheduled to appear in bond court Tuesday morning, the Sheriff's Department said.

Officials say the bodies of Danno's wife, 51-year-old Mary Ann Urban-Danno, and her mother, 79-year-old Theresa Urban, were discovered Saturday in a nature preserve in unincorporated Palos Park.

The deaths were ruled homicides after autopsies Sunday found both women had been strangled.

According to the sheriff, Danno and Martinez-Hernandez killed the women in Chicago then stuffed the bodies in the trunk of a PT Cruiser owned by Urban-Dano, drove it to the forest preserve and set it on fire.

Complete coverage of the deaths of Mary Ann Urban-Danno and Theresa Urban on Crimesider

  • Crimesider Staff

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