Murder suspect waives bail hearing

Murder suspect waives bail hearing

There are 268 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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Never mind

Tinley Park, IL

#258 Feb 2, 2010
Looks like the next court date is 2/3/2010.

Chicago, IL

#259 Feb 5, 2010
What happened?
experience from hs

United States

#260 Mar 8, 2010
I went to high school with Pat. It was clear to me then that he had a huge ego and was not afraid to speak his mind. As I recall what he said was usually and attempt to be clever or to denigrate someone. I was not in his circle of friends but he had a large group of friends and many of them female. At that age many people (men and women) are drawn to peers with big egos and who are outspoken. He did have a problem back them with violence. I remember this incident clearly: I was in class with Pat and another classmate hit him with a rubberband. In response Pat punched the other student in the nose and broke his nose. It was immediatley clear to me then that Pat did not understand boundaries, could not restrain himself, and was not a reasonable person. I WAS NOT SURPRISED TO HEAR HE MURDERED SOMEONE. You can say that something happened on that day or during that time frame and Pat "just snapped" but I believe that it is much deeper than that. He did not become a murderer that night. His distorted and wicked personality developed over many years and his heinous actions that night are only a manifestation of who he really was. I hope the jury sentences him properly. 1,000 life sentences in absolute darkness seems appropriate to me. RIP DANA.
to experience

United States

#261 Mar 8, 2010
Very well said.

United States

#262 Mar 9, 2010
Pat was an a-hole!!!!

Chicago, IL

#264 Mar 11, 2010
The end

Chicago, IL

#265 Mar 11, 2010

Chicago, IL

#266 Mar 12, 2010
Pat Ford was sentenced to 35 years yesterday. He is a disgusting piece of sh*t.

Lombard, IL

#267 Mar 12, 2010
Thank God he is finally going to rot in jail for this!

Naperville, IL

#268 Mar 12, 2010
How does he get 35yrs and not life. This is a dangerous person who should never be re-introduced to society. Prison or the looney bin are the only places for such a person. My guess is he'll lose his cool more than once in prison and earn himself some more time.
sweet home chicago

Flushing, NY

#269 Mar 12, 2010
He was sentenced to 38 years in prison today.

Midlothian, IL

#270 Mar 22, 2010

Tinley Park, IL

#271 Mar 25, 2010
It's just sad for both of them...
Stab his ass inmates

Burbank, IL

#272 Apr 14, 2010
Should be a life sentence, everyone who knew her is sentenced to a life of sadness. He'll be living the same smug life he's always lived, never taking responsibility for his actions. And any of his friends who are sticking by him and supporting him are sick, you are cowards who need him to be your friend because you are just as messed up as he is. Quit trying to preach that this event is sad for "everybody" if you knew him, you condoned his actions all along so quit acting like your shocked or saddened, you stood by him and went along with years of his ignorant selfish arrogant behavior. 35 years is a joke, during the trial he got to watch sports on tv, have visitors, he is now living on our dime until they give him parole way before 35 years is up.
CPD 023

Chicago, IL

#273 May 4, 2010
I'm glad that this case is finally over. I was the first one responding to the scene. What I saw gave me nightmares for over a month. RIP Dana

Chicago, IL

#274 May 4, 2010

Midlothian, IL

#276 May 27, 2010
Poor Pat, his new name is Patty!!!! RIP Dana
RIP Dana

Oxford, WI

#277 May 30, 2010
Well wrote:
What happened?
He accepted a plea bargain. He pled guilty to 1st degree murder and he was sentenced to 33 years in prison with no chance of parole. Thank God it's over. Now maybe Dana's family can move on.

Midlothian, IL

#278 Jun 4, 2010
Pat acted like a BIG tought guy in HS, I bet he's not acting tough now..... He's probably washing his cellmate's underwear.... HAHAHAHAHA

Chicago, IL

#279 Aug 10, 2010
He got FAT.

Hope he rots in prison and never sees the outside again.

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