Skip to comments.3 Illinois Teens Charged With Helping Friend Kill Parents
Posted on 10/12/2011 9:13:39 AM PDT by workerbee
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. A suburban Chicago teen accused of killing his parents plotted with his friends for months before they went into the couple's bedroom, pummeled them with baseball bats as they slept and stole their money, authorities said Tuesday.
The couple's son, John Granat, 17, was charged with first-degree murder Sept. 13, two days after his parents, John Granat, 44, and Maria Granat, 42, were found dead, all but unrecognizable, in their Palos Park bedroom. Authorities on Tuesday also charged three of the high school senior's friends in the couple's deaths.
"They conspired over the course of months to come up with a plan to kill John Granat's parents and take their money," Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart. "John the son did not like his parents at all and they also wanted to get some money."
Investigators started interviewing Christopher Wyma, 17, Mohammad Salahat, 17, and Ehab Qasem, 19, on Sunday. After confronting them with evidence they'd gathered that contradicted their earlier statements that they had not seen Granat for hours when the slayings occurred in the middle of the night, the three quickly gave detailed, videotaped confessions, Dart said. Then, he said, they led investigators to where they had hidden two baseball bats and a knife. They also recovered bloody clothing and about $21,000 of the $35,000 authorities said they made off with after the killings.
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"I told you if they keep looking they'd find the right killers," said Rick Beuke said.
Wonder how many of their friends are Occupiers.
“A few weeks ago, his parents found that he was growing weed at their suburban Chicago home, so they trashed the plants and threw them out. That’s when John Jr. began telling friends he was going to kill them.
They say they pleaded with him not to, but they never went to the cops. “
Being as this is libtard Illinois, do you want to place odds on whether the kid eventually throws himself at the mercy of the court because he is an orphan?
Who says that evil does not exist?
What a sorry looking bunch of losers............
That bunch will have a fun time in the slammer........... On wait... they won’t!
Did I read this wrong or was there $35,000 just lying around the house? Drug money?
Impressionable teenager?!?! Makes it sound like he got caught swiping a candy bar or sneaking into a movie.
I caught that too - I don't know anyone who keeps 35 hundred in cash laying around the house, never mind 35 thousand.
And how do you raise a kid to beat his parents to death with a baseball bat - a gun is bad enough, but it takes some up-close-and-personal to kill them with a bat - something is just not right.
I don’t care why there was 35K in the house or any of the rest of the speculation. Hang ‘em all and be done with it.
Oh, that goes without sayin', those guys need need killin' - but it is a pretty odd story - it's not like one person just went nuts, there were four of them - four people don't go nuts together all at once, just damned strange.
Birds of a feather flock together. Look at what Manson and his gang did.
Too bad Illinois got rid of its death penalty...........
Had a case like this in Lakeland, FL some years ago when I lived there. Yuts put the bodies in the trunk and went to school that day.
They could have easily hocked their jewelry to come up with that money.
Pictures of four. The one on the far left is the son- scary, isn't he - that nose in the air reminds me of another narcissist with a much higher profile nowadays.
My guess is the root of this crime is narcissism - young one thinks he is entitled to something others won't give him so he'll just take it.
Dummies. You know if you kill ma and pa, you get nothing in the will, right?
You'll be surprised what $35,000 does to people, especially teenagers. Old fashion greed, just like what God and Moses warned us about in the 10 Commandments.
wonder what the alternate plans couldve possibly been...
Joel Brodsky?? Isn’t he also representing Drew Peterson?