Nestor Soto

Nestor Soto, the Forest Park resident and Chicago restaurant owner accused of stabbing his younger brother to death during the early morning hours of Sept. 20, was indicted by a Cook County grand jury on Oct. 13 and charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

The 38-year-old Soto, who is under electronic monitoring and is allowed only at home or at work, will be arraigned on Nov. 8 at the Maybrook courthouse.

Soto is accused of killing his 25-year-old brother, Ivens Soto, after a night of drinking at a Forest Park bar. The two men were the only ones inside Nestor Soto’s home in the 7700 block of Adams Street that night, according to the prosecutor at Soto’s bond hearing last month.

Nestor Soto, the chef/owner of The Whistle Pig, a barbecue restaurant in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago, called police about 1 p.m. on Sept. 20 after finding his brother’s body in the kitchen.

When police arrived, the prosecutor told a Cook County judge at the bond hearing, they found Nestor Soto covered in blood, with dried blood in his ear and his front and back sides. Police executed a search warrant on Nestor Soto’s phone, but it had been reset to factory defaults, the prosecutor said.

Soto’s attorney told the judge that his client had been accused only because he found the body. The prosecutor said there were no signs of forced entry to the home, but noted there was a realty lock box on the front door. It also had not been tampered with.

Bob Uphues