Murder suspect waives bail hearing

Murder suspect waives bail hearing

There are 262 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Aug 21, 2007, titled Murder suspect waives bail hearing. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A Wrigleyville man charged with murder in the strangulation and stabbing of an Arlington Heights woman waived his right to a bail hearing this afternoon.

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private

Wahiawa, HI

#22 Oct 18, 2007
i don't have her number
private

Chicago, IL

#23 Oct 18, 2007
She's fine. She was, and still is, in complete shock that he did this.
private

Wahiawa, HI

#24 Oct 18, 2007
well i worked with pat and i'm blown away at his actions and i wish i could ask him WHY did he do this and what came over him..
Private

United States

#25 Oct 19, 2007
Sick a-holes don't need reasons or excuses as to "why" they commit murder, besides, someone is dead. Is a reason going to change that?
private

Wahiawa, HI

#26 Oct 19, 2007
if pat was that sick, i just don't know how his girlfriend didn't see any signs of this..she was with him for a couple of years i think..anyways i can't believe he did this and i will be in major shock for a long long time..
Private

United States

#27 Oct 19, 2007
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Did you just ask how she didn't see any signs? I am not entirely sure where you come from asking that as NOBODY is to blame but Pat. Going further, I really wish you'd leave her out of this.
Private

United States

#28 Oct 19, 2007
Furthermore, do you honestly think Maureen would stay with someone who was capable of murder? Do you think if she saw "any signs" she would have stayed with him? You're in shock???? Imagine how she feels. Just use your brain for one second and think about how she feels.
private

Wahiawa, HI

#29 Oct 19, 2007
I'M NOT BLAMING ANYONE BUT PAT. HE DESERVES FULL PUNISHMENT FOR WHAT HE DID..I WAS JUST ASKING A QUESTION AND NOT BLAMING ANYONE ELSE BUT PAT..
news flash

Toronto, Canada

#30 Oct 19, 2007
I was going to comment but it looks like a PRIVATE post lol
private

Toledo, OH

#31 Oct 19, 2007
Please stop with all of this. The facts will come out at trial. We will never fully know why. What we do know is that the defense is going to milk the mentally ill crap for all they can. Why do you think they haven't moved him to general population yet!? They don't want him to appear capable of helping in his own defense. Dana was in the wrong place at the wrong time with someone who has been wanting to do this to someone. He did not just snap. It could have just as easily been Maureen. She has to live with this. Leave her alone. Dana's family and friends do not find her to blame. Pat is to blame and will soon be held accountable. Hopefully for the rest of his life.
dont get me started

AOL

#33 Oct 22, 2007
please do not refer to her as his girlfriend. he lost the privilege of her being his girlfriend the moment this whole tragedy happened. & im sure she would like her name kept out of this whole thing. as for the person who said that he didnt try to run-- you obviously do not know the whole story. and to the person who insists pat is a nice guy--- do nice guys lie to their friends & girlfriend, and try taking home other girls when they have a girlfriend? i dont think so. i was fooled by him too, thought he was a nice guy.. but the more info i get on him, the more i agree with the person who said 'he thinks he is BRILLIANT'! i think he does & he knew by 'attempting' suicide it would help his case to look insane. since he had no car to flee the scene with & couldnt find another way out-- he had to call the police.. and conveniently 'attempted' suicide right before the call (HOURS after he took that poor girls life)he had alot of time to think about the best move for him. this whole thing is so sad & has changed all of our lives. i pray for dana's family, pat's family & everyone who was affected by this that we can all move on. we will never know what he was thinking or why he did it, we just have to accept that.
private

Toledo, OH

#34 Oct 22, 2007
I'm not sure what girls you are refering to when you say "taking other girls home", but it wasn't Dana. I don't know anything about his intentions, but hers weren't anything close to that. She was not interested in him like that. Food and a ball game. She was that girl who could hang with the guys one night and be a totally girlie girl the next. She was a friend to everyone who needed one. Apparently that was her downfall. The evidence will show that. Everything else you have stated is correct. He may have called the police himself at 5:30 am the next morning, but what the hell was he trying to do during the 10 PLUS HOURS AFTER TAKING HER LIFE up to the time he placed that call???? Insane my ass!!! Calculated is more like it!
private

Wahiawa, HI

#35 Oct 22, 2007
does anyone know how pat's mom and sisters are doing? this is so crazy and i feel dana was at the wrong place at the wrong time and i thought i knew pat, but he had me fooled as well..also when is his trial?
Private

United States

#36 Oct 22, 2007
From what I understand, and from what we have learned, that comment was not intended toward Dana at all. I do not think anyone is defending Pat on this page and placing the blame on Dana. He was a shit boyfriend and a shit friend. I think that was the intent behind "don't get me started's" blog.
Anonymous

Chicago, IL

#38 Oct 23, 2007
I also used to work with P.F. and my colleagues and I were surprised that this happened, but not shocked that he did it. For the short time that he worked with us, his problems were evident.

As for the ex-girlfriend, I feel sorry that she is even involved in this. I don't know her personally but she should not be involved in this.

Furthermore, I have heard that he was under the false impression that Dana was interested in him, and finding out she wasn't is what caused him to behave the way that he did.

I have to admit that I also thought he was trying to make it look like he was messed up by cutting himself. Just my opinion.
private

Toledo, OH

#40 Oct 23, 2007
According to a loose online translation of message in German ...

Do not write to stuff you hear if you are sure, that from him what you write. It is not fair for all involved parties.

Why can't they just post in English? Ashamed to be associated with Pat????
Brendan

Chicago, IL

#41 Oct 23, 2007
After checking public records and calling Cook County, I found that there is no trial date as of yet. There are competency hearings and evaluations that must be done first. He does however have a court appearance on the 2nd of November that is open to the public. It will be in the court house at 26th and California, a time was not listed.
private

Wahiawa, HI

#42 Oct 23, 2007
so regardless pat's going to get life in prison which he deserves for killing that poor girl..he's one dumb mother f---er..what did he think he was going to get away with this or is he that mental and had no idea..i just dont get it.
Anonymous

Chicago, IL

#46 Oct 25, 2007
I know that everyone that I worked with and discussed this with felt an entitlement to "know the truth". We sat next to this person, we ate with him, we drank with him, we partied with him, we worked with him. Why did he do this? What happened? You may not think we have a right to know, but human nature dictates our curiosity.

It's a sad situation. There's no hiding that. But people who knew/liked/disliked/trusted/et c are inclined to be curious and there's nothing wrong with that. Frankly, even having one brief description about what might have happened relieved my mind and made me feel more comfortable. Considering that I am a girl that hung out with him alone when he was drinking, there is a strange fear and "what if it had been me" mentality that was assuaged by hearing more stories about what happened, truthful or not.

These posts may not be in anyone's best interest but our own, but I have appreciated reading them.

Unsigned because you're right - I am embarrassed to have known someone who would do something like this.
Private

Chicago, IL

#47 Oct 25, 2007
What gives you the right, or anyone else for that matter, to think "what if it had been me". IT WASN'T YOU. Please have some respect for Dana, who actually lost her life. I am sick of people who were not close to Dana or Pat putting their theories and stories and random crap on here without any regard to how people, who are actually VERY close to the situation, feel. The loss these people feel. It is sad how some of you have taken such a tragic situation and turned it into your own personal drama and way to feed your morbid curiosities. None of us can imagine how this is without being close to the situation. Please think before you write about how "you feel". Because, believe me, others are feeling this a lot worse than you can ever imagine.

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