|Janet Strickland (the grandmother) Charged with first-degree murder|
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.
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?