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Woman Charged with Two Ax Murders

By Chuck Sudo in News on Sep 14, 2011 2:11PM

Authorities have charged a woman who's currently a patient in an Elgin mental health facility with the 2006 murders of two women on the Far South Side.

Pamela Myles is accused of murdering Annie Mae Davis and Everleana Brame in April 2006. The three women all attended prayer services at New Triedstone Church. The Cook County Medical Examiner's office ruled both deaths were the result of blunt force trauma from an ax.

Prior to the murders, Myles had a falling out with the church and was asked to leave the congregation. Myles was seen in the week leading up to the murders walking the streets with either a large hammer or an ax and a neighbor of Braeme told police Myles came to Braeme's house armed with a hammer, asking for money, two days before Braeme was murdered..

Police searched Myles' home in April 2006 and discovered a hammer, an ax and a list titled "Mothers who won’t make it to Mother’s Day." Another list containing initials including “ANN” and “BRA” was also discovered, with "dead" written next to them. Myles denied knowing the victims.

Authorities got their break in the case when they discovered a June note in Myles' medical records after she was interviewed again in connection to the two murders and the 2007 stabbing death of a man who was also a member of New Triedstone Church. In the note, Myles allegedly confessed to the murders of Braeme and Davis. She later confessed to the murders in a letter to an Elgin Mental Health Center worker.

Myles remains at Elgin Mental Health Center after pleading guilty but mentally ill to a March 18, 2007, aggravated battery.