GRANDMOTHER HIRES GRANDSON TO KILL GRANDFATHER / by

Janet Strickland (the grandmother) Charged with first-degree murder
 The news seems to get worse each day. A Chicago elderly woman and her grandson has been charged with first degree murder of 72 year old William Strictland. Their bail has been set at $500,000 and they each could face life in prison.

Janet Strickland was reported "sick" and tired of her husband and wanted him dead and gone. She talked her grandson, who is also named William Strictland, into doing the job and he did. He shot his grandfather six times in the back at 3:30am on March 3rd. After the killing the two stole his money and went on a shopping spree.


19 year-old William Strictland charged with first degree murder
Janet Strickland, 64, was charged with one count each of first-degree murder and armed robbery with a firearm after her 72-year-old husband, William Strickland, was gunned down in front of their home by his 19-year-old grandson, also named William Strickland, as the older man waited for a ride to an early morning dialysis appointment on Saturday, March 2. 
Strickland was not present at her bond hearing on Saturday where bail was set at $500,000. She was being held at a hospital where she was being treated for lung disease and high blood pressure, according to the Chicago Tribune
The grandmother plotted with her teenage grandson to kill her husband because she was "sick" of the older William Strickland and wanted him dead. 
"[They] discussed on numerous occasions killing the victim," said Assistant State's Attorney Jacqueline Kwilos during the hearing. "[Janet Strickland] stated numerous times to her grandson that she was sick of his grandfather and that she wanted her husband dead. She stated she wished he was not here and she wanted him gone." 
In the days leading up to March 2, the pair considered hiring someone to carry out the hit. But the grandmother wanted the murder done quickly and the younger William Strickland resolved that he would be the one to kill his grandfather, according to Cook County prosecutors.



Janet Strickland allegedly allowed her grandson to take her husband's gun and use her car to carry out the homicide. "When the defendant unlocked the door and let the victim leave for his dialysis appointment, she admitted that she knew the victim would be killed by the grandson," said Kwilos. 
Strickland watched as her grandson shot her husband six times in the back at around 3:30 a.m. when he exited the home they shared on the 400 block of East 95th Street near Eberhart Avenue. As her husband laid dying, the pair stole his casino bag filled with money, withdrew money from his bank account and went on a shopping spree. 
Janet Strickland, who was also the beneficiary to her husband's assets, bought her grandson a used, red Pontiac sports car, according to DNAinfo Chicago, and home furnishings for herself. The teen took his dead grandfather's wallet and used the it to purchase tattoos, a new cell phone and gym shoes. 
The younger Strickland was living with his mother and siblings in Wisconsin before moving in with his grandparents a few months ago, neighbor Theolene Shears, 84, told the Chicago Tribune. 
The younger William Strickland was arrested on March 30 and has been held without bond at the Cook County jail in connection to the murder. His grandmother was arrested on Saturday. This is the first arrest for both Stricklands, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, but they could face life in prison.


Source: NY Daily

Was it worth it Grandson? He kills his grandfather and gets tattoos, buys shoes and a cell phone...and can't even enjoy it nor should he be able to. How could you live with yourself after doing something so disgusting  The grandmother lived her life, I guess she figured she had nothing to lose, but damn that is crazy. If you get sick of someone then you kill them? What happened to divorce?