Apr 7 - grandmother hires grandson to kill grandfather

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 5 years ago '11        #1
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Apr 7 - grandmother hires grandson to k!ll grandfather
 

 
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-cops-grandmother-charged-in-killing-of-husband-20130406,0,3253100.story

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A 64-year-old woman has been charged along with her grandson in the slaying of her 72-year-old husband, who was k!lled on his way to dialysis treatment, police said.

The woman and her grandson then used the slain man's money to buy a car, home furnishings, tattoos, gym shoes and other items, prosecutors said.

Janet Strickland, of the 400 block of East 95th Street, was charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of armed robbery with a firearm in connection to the March 2 homicide of her husband William Strickland.

Bail was set at $500,000 for Janet Strickland yesterday.

Prosecutors alleged Janet Strickland and her grandson, also named William Strickland, discussed k!lling her husband on multiple occasions.

Before the shooting, Janet Strickland told her grandson that she was "sick" of his grandfather and that she wanted him dead, prosecutors allege.

"She stated ... that she wished he was not here and she wanted him gone," a.ssistant State's Attorney Jacqueline Kwilos said during the bond hearing.

On the Thursday before the shooting, Strickland told her grandson that she wanted it done on the next Saturday, Kwilos said.

Initially the two had discussed having someone else k!ll him, but Strickland later told his grandmother he would do the shooting himself, Kwilos alleged.

According to prosecutors, Strickland admitted that when she unlocked the door to let her husband leave for his dialysis appointment early in the morning of March 2 she knew he would be k!lled by her grandson.

She also admitted to knowing her grandson had his grandfather's gun, and to letting him use her car during the shooting, Kwilos said.

Janet Strickland was a beneficiary of her husband's accounts, including his bank account. After the shooting, the two went on a shopping spree with the victim's money, according to Kwilos.

She used his money to buy her grandson a car and home furnishings. The younger Strickland also bought himself tattoos, gym shoes and a new phone.

Janet Strickland did not appear in court, instead being held in a hospital for treatment of lung disease and low oxygen, police said. She was arrested Thursday on the 400 block of East 111th Street after being identified by a witness, according to court documents.

Strickland's grandson William D. Strickland, 19, of the 400 block of East 95th Street, was ordered held without bail on March 30, accused of shooting his grandfather six times in the back.

The elder William Strickland was shot about 3:30 a.m. on March 2 outside his home in the South Side's Burnside neighborhood, according to police.

The elder Strickland was standing outside waiting for a Pace bus near his home when he was shot, on his way to a weekly dialysis appointment, prosecutors said.

Police recovered 25 bullet shell casings at the scene, prosecutors said.

The younger Strickland admitted to stealing the gun used in the murder from his grandfather, prosecutors said.

According to court documents, the younger Strickland, also known as "Dashaun," used a black Beretta semi-automatic handgun in his grandfather's murder.

Strickland is a self-admitted member of the Black P. Stones street gang, according to court documents.

Strickland has "Legacy," "Loyalty," and "Respect" tattooed on his arms, according to court documents.

By all appearances, Janet Strickland and her husband William seemed like a quiet, happy couple, neighbors said.

In the summers, they barbequed. Around the holidays, they put up elaborate Christmas decorations on their red and brown bungalow.

Music from the likes of Marvin Gaye and Jackie Wilson could often be heard blaring from their yard.

And Janet often smelled like she had been cooking a good meal, said Theolene Shears, 84, who lives next door.

"He always praised her, the things she did," said Shears. "She was a good housekeeper. She kept him well fed."

"He seemed very happy with her and she with him," said Shears as she sat down on the floor outside her kitchen.

"That's what's so surprising," said Leon Shears, Theolene's husband of 61 years.

The series of developments unfolding about the slaying of William Strickland continue to shock those living along 95th street.

"I've had three shocks this month," said Theolene Shears. "It's like a movie."

"We regret that this happened," she added.

Another neighbor remembered the elder Strickland as friendly.

"He was a good guy. He talked to everyone in the neighborhood," said Mario Farmer, 50, who lives two doors down.

"They seemed like they was all right," said Farmer, as he was taking a drag of his cigarette on his front porch. "I never seen them arguing, but they stayed inside the house most of the time."

Farmer said the arrest of Janet Strickland was a big surprise.

"I never would have expected that," said Farmer. "It's a shock."

Farmer said he saw the younger Strickland with a used red car with no tags -- maybe a 2004 Chevrolet -- about two weeks after the shooting. At one point he was putting in a new sound system with a group of friends.

"He was hooking it up, but I was surprised he had it so quick because he wasn't working," Farmer said.

94 comments for "Apr 7 - grandmother hires grandson to kill grandfather"

 5 years ago '10        #2
tallulahmademe 14 heat pts14
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Why i had a feeling they were one of us. Damn ******s smh
 5 years ago '10        #3
Rebirth46 60 heat pts60
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Damn Mo man slayed himself he bout to be locked up for about 30 years smh Chicago get it together please
 5 years ago '06        #4
Yung Dilla 1500 heat pts1500
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grandma can be a smiley :idungoofd:
 5 years ago '12        #5
Kastanova 91 heat pts91
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ronnie|A 10 heat pts10
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So where's the dad (Antoine walker) in all this
 5 years ago '10        #7
Kno 1 
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Ricky Retardo 44 heat pts44
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Strickland has "Legacy," "Loyalty," and "Respect" tattooed on his arms, according to court documents.


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 5 years ago '12        #9
OC123 181 heat pts181
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dude looks like a young demarcus cousins but why they had to be
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 5 years ago '06        #10
RAZAH CUTS 6070 heat pts6070
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heinous story...

I'm at a loss... completely...
 5 years ago '06        #11
RAZAH CUTS 6070 heat pts6070
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heinous story...

I'm at a loss... completely...

just... man... this world can get so fu*king nuts...
 5 years ago '06        #12
lmnop 122 heat pts122
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 5 years ago '07        #13
Ham Rove 3520 heat pts3520
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thought for sure they would be white, and from florida lol
 04-07-2013, 07:30 PM         #14
Tyrant Noir 
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Real G sh*t


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 5 years ago '13        #15
Lucky Lucas 47 heat pts47
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dude look exactly like demarcus cousins lol
 5 years ago '05        #16
mobsta 38 heat pts38
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the plot thickens
 5 years ago '07        #17
r.burgundy 16 heat pts16
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 sincerethought said:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-cops-grandmother-charged-in-killing-of-husband-20130406,0,3253100.story


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damn,that boy got that nigerian wool growin on top of his head
 5 years ago '07        #18
Bruce Leeroy 
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Smiley the grandmother
 5 years ago '05        #19
pele20 4 heat pts
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25 shell casings???? Thats overkill for an old man...
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pele20 4 heat pts
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 Bruce Leeroy said:
Smiley the grandmother
Yea, she look like Jay-Z's momma
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