CTA Red Line Passenger Dies After Brutal Attack
A tragic incident unfolded on a CTA Red Line train when a 61-year-old woman was found severely beaten. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has confirmed that the victim, identified as Vivian Morgan, passed away over the weekend at Stroger Hospital. Autopsy results are still pending as the investigation continues.
The assault took place on January 4th, when CTA workers discovered Morgan seriously injured on a train car at the Roosevelt station around 1:30 a.m. The victim had been viciously attacked by a man who has since been identified as Mijawon Johnson, a 36-year-old resident of Chicago. Prosecutors have charged Johnson with attempted murder, as well as two counts of aggravated battery and a misdemeanor charge of violating an order of protection.
Shockingly, it was revealed that Johnson was on parole at the time of the attack, having been released in August 2023 after serving part of a six-year sentence for armed robbery. This raises concerns about the efficiency of the parole system and the potential risks it poses to public safety.
It is worth noting that Morgan was not the person who had an order of protection against Johnson. However, an arrest report indicates that Johnson had violated the order on December 31st. This information adds another layer of complexity to the case and raises questions about the adequacy of the legal measures in place to protect potential victims.
The incident has sparked outrage and calls for justice from the community. Many are demanding that charges be upgraded given the severity of the attack and the tragic outcome. The state’s attorney’s office has yet to comment on whether they will pursue harsher charges against Johnson.
The location of the incident, the CTA Red Line, is a major transportation artery in Chicago. It connects various neighborhoods and serves as a crucial link for commuters and residents alike. This horrifying incident has renewed concerns about safety on public transportation and the need for increased security measures.
As investigations continue, the community mourns the loss of Vivian Morgan, a victim of a senseless act of violence. The shocking nature of the attack and the circumstances surrounding it serve as a reminder of the ongoing need for vigilance and protection in our society.