Antioch-area man charged in domestic ...

Antioch-area man charged in domestic slaying

There are 11 comments on the WGN-TV Chicago story from Oct 6, 2012, titled Antioch-area man charged in domestic slaying. In it, WGN-TV Chicago reports that:

An Antioch man has been charged with murder in the death of his teenage daughter's mother after the daughter called police when the couple had a fight Thursday night, authorities said.

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Resident

Antioch, IL

#1 Oct 7, 2012
This is just horrible. What a tragedy for this child, how will she ever recover.
ohreally

Mayville, WI

#2 Oct 11, 2012
this is such a horrible tragedy, that i think could of been avoided. when you know of a neighbor or loved one who is being abused, call the police. if someone would of immediately called upon hearing that he hit her the first time, he most likely would of ran and then the second blow to the head would never have occured. there had to be neighbors and friends who knew this man was abusive, this wasnt a one time occurence. i just dont understand why people dont get involved when you know what the end result will eventually be. go behind closed doors and quietly call the police, they dont need the victims permission to arrest an abusive spouse or boyfriend anymore. but no, people dont want to get involved, nobody wants to be the bad guy, but then theyre sorry after its too late. this definately could of been avoided and these kids would still have their mother. she didnt deserve this and if she could not or would not stand up for herself, then someone should of done it for her, even if you did not know her, we are humans, not animals, when did we get so desensitized to voilence that we turn the other way when we see it or hear it??? if you know of someone who is being abused, whether its a friend, family or a total stranger, take out 3 seconds of your life to dial 911 and stop it before its too late. i cant think of a single good reason why you wouldnt try and save a life.
daisymay22

Racine, WI

#3 Oct 13, 2012
I actually saw one of her daughters partying at kristoffs last night it was very disturbing, not a care in the world laughing joking no signs of grief what so ever i know everyone grieves in there own way but this was just flat out wrong. when i got home i checked facebook to see if this was really one of her daughters because i didnt believe this could of possibly been a person who just went to her own mothers funeral the day before i refused to believe it until i saw her photo on facebook, just wrong on so many levels
Change

Arlington Heights, IL

#4 Oct 14, 2012
daisymay22 wrote:
I actually saw one of her daughters partying at kristoffs last night it was very disturbing, not a care in the world laughing joking no signs of grief what so ever i know everyone grieves in there own way but this was just flat out wrong. when i got home i checked facebook to see if this was really one of her daughters because i didnt believe this could of possibly been a person who just went to her own mothers funeral the day before i refused to believe it until i saw her photo on facebook, just wrong on so many levels
Maybe there is a level of detachment due to the childhood the daughter had? Sounds like a rough household to grow up in. Don't be too quick to judge.
Change

Arlington Heights, IL

#5 Oct 15, 2012
daisymay22 wrote:
I actually saw one of her daughters partying at kristoffs last night it was very disturbing, not a care in the world laughing joking no signs of grief what so ever i know everyone grieves in there own way but this was just flat out wrong. when i got home i checked facebook to see if this was really one of her daughters because i didnt believe this could of possibly been a person who just went to her own mothers funeral the day before i refused to believe it until i saw her photo on facebook, just wrong on so many levels
Reading the story and personaly knowing the father I will guess that the daughter has had a very hard life. Maybe she pretty much had to raise herself and didn't have the bond most of us have been lucky enough to have with our parents. Children are victims of whatever parents they get when they are born. Children pay the price for the disfunction of their parents. I am happy to hear that this girl is out getting some relief from the hardships in her life, would it be better if she were sitting home feeling depressed? I hope she doesn't let all this hardship hold her back and that she goes on to have a happy and productive life. What her parents did is not her fault and she shouldn't have to pay for it with sadness she doesn't deserve.If you haven't walked in her shoes you have no right to judge her! Maybe her friends insisted she go out with them and not stay home feeling depressed? Why would you go through the effort of looking her up on facebook so you can judge her? Pray that she and her family can still have some kind of normal life and that she understands that she can still have a productive family of her own someday and doesn't have to repeat the unhappy home life she suffered through. Our thoughts and prayers are with her.

Since: Oct 11

Antioch, IL

#6 Oct 15, 2012
I don't know the folks involved at all, but do know that when my brother was killed, after the funeral was the worst. Up to that, everyone is gathered and supporting each other. Once life *goes back to normal* and you realize it will never be normal again - that's the hardest part. Adjusting to the new normal.

So we found ourselves all gathering at the bar, wherever, anywhere so as not to be home alone with our thoughts.

I would hope that this young lady's friends are supporting her, trying to cheer her up, and are vigilantly watching so that she doesn't go into a downward spiral, avoiding reality instead of creating a new normal.
sowhatelse

United States

#7 Oct 20, 2012
Change wrote:
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Maybe there is a level of detachment due to the childhood the daughter had? Sounds like a rough household to grow up in. Don't be too quick to judge.
You dont look people up on facebook, everything they say is automatically on the news feed if their profile is public, which hers is, its out there for anyone to see, lol. and hopefully this girl will somehow be able to move forward and create a good life for herself someday. but the crowd she hangs around are the some of the worst around .
Change

Arlington Heights, IL

#8 Oct 23, 2012
sowhatelse wrote:
<quoted text> You dont look people up on facebook, everything they say is automatically on the news feed if their profile is public, which hers is, its out there for anyone to see, lol. and hopefully this girl will somehow be able to move forward and create a good life for herself someday. but the crowd she hangs around are the some of the worst around .
Like I said parents have a lot to do with setting the path their children follow. She grew up around a rough group so that will be the crowd she gravitates toward. I hope things turn out ok for her somehow.
Mystery Man

Winfield, IL

#9 Oct 23, 2012
Change wrote:
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Like I said parents have a lot to do with setting the path their children follow. She grew up around a rough group so that will be the crowd she gravitates toward. I hope things turn out ok for her somehow.
That only works to a point.
Parents are like sports manager. When the kid/team does good its the kid/team that gets the credit. When the kid/team fails its gotta be the parents/managers fault.

Do you think Jeffery Dahmner parents taught him to kill and eat people ? Heck no. Some people are born with the evil loose screw in their head. Just as some people like Bill Gates are born with the drive to do good.

Parents do play a major role in their kids lives. And they are RESPONSIBLE legally and morally for their kids.

But the reality is sometimes the kid goes beyond that scope.
Life is strange like that. There are always exceptions to every rule. So don't always hang the parents or the kids until you the full situation.
jerry

Chicago, IL

#10 Oct 27, 2012
I met this fun attractive young lady at a bar that I went to to sing karaoke.It was the first time going to this tavern and met some other friendly folks that I hope we all consider each other friends.I was saddened to learn about this tragedy last night.No person deserves what happened in this situation.Our prayers should go out to all involved and most of all the daughter.Please if your going out to party have fun know your limit and stop doing things that make you crazy or violent these kind of things should never happen.Peace
Change

Arlington Heights, IL

#11 Oct 27, 2012
Mystery Man wrote:
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That only works to a point.
Parents are like sports manager. When the kid/team does good its the kid/team that gets the credit. When the kid/team fails its gotta be the parents/managers fault.
Do you think Jeffery Dahmner parents taught him to kill and eat people ? Heck no. Some people are born with the evil loose screw in their head. Just as some people like Bill Gates are born with the drive to do good.
Parents do play a major role in their kids lives. And they are RESPONSIBLE legally and morally for their kids.
But the reality is sometimes the kid goes beyond that scope.
Life is strange like that. There are always exceptions to every rule. So don't always hang the parents or the kids until you the full situation.
I hear what you are saying and of course you can be the best parent in the world and your child meets the wrong group of friends and all of your hard work and devotion are destroyed. My point here is that when children grow up in a very disfunction enviorment the cards are stacked against them from the start. I hope she can rise above it all and still have a good life.

This girl has done nothing wrong. Her abusive father killed her mother and now she has lost both parents. People shouldn't judge this girl for how she handles the grief. I knew her father and he was always on a negative path that must have made this girl's life hard even as a child. Now people are on here judging her for not sitting home and spending the rest of her life suffering. They are mad that she was seen at a bar with her friends and she didn't look sad. I am glad she is getting out with her friends and trying to have a normal life.

By the way, John Gacy had a horrible abusive father and look how he turned out! Parents have a HUGE effect on their children, both good and bad! I hope she has positive influences in her life too that can help her find strength and take the right path so her life and future family never suffer like she did as a child.

Good to chat with you again though!

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