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3 Illinois Teens Charged With Helping Friend Kill Parents
AP via Fox ^ | 10/12/11

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: illinois; murder; teens
Granat's attorney said he thinks the arrests of the three will bolster his contention that Granat is innocent.

"I told you if they keep looking they'd find the right killers," said Rick Beuke said.

1 posted on 10/12/2011 9:13:49 AM PDT by workerbee
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To: workerbee

Wonder how many of their friends are Occupiers.


2 posted on 10/12/2011 9:14:37 AM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: workerbee

“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. “


3 posted on 10/12/2011 9:24:26 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: workerbee

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?


4 posted on 10/12/2011 9:27:52 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: workerbee

Who says that evil does not exist?
What a sorry looking bunch of losers............


5 posted on 10/12/2011 9:29:56 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Hmmm, Muslim.


6 posted on 10/12/2011 9:39:07 AM PDT by CSI007
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To: workerbee

That bunch will have a fun time in the slammer........... On wait... they won’t!


7 posted on 10/12/2011 9:40:44 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: workerbee

Did I read this wrong or was there $35,000 just lying around the house? Drug money?


8 posted on 10/12/2011 9:46:24 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
Salahat's attorney, Joel Brodsky, was skeptical about any statement his client, whom he characterized as an impressionable teenager, may have made.

Impressionable teenager?!?! Makes it sound like he got caught swiping a candy bar or sneaking into a movie.

9 posted on 10/12/2011 9:46:59 AM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: freeangel
"...$35,000 just lying around the house?"

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.

10 posted on 10/12/2011 9:55:30 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Psalm 73

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.


11 posted on 10/12/2011 10:02:14 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: workerbee

Amish


12 posted on 10/12/2011 10:07:01 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 - 35)
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To: Scotsman will be Free
"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.

13 posted on 10/12/2011 10:09:01 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Psalm 73

Birds of a feather flock together. Look at what Manson and his gang did.


14 posted on 10/12/2011 10:10:31 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: workerbee

Too bad Illinois got rid of its death penalty...........


15 posted on 10/12/2011 10:18:17 AM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
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To: workerbee

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.


16 posted on 10/12/2011 10:20:17 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: workerbee
The same type of crime occurred in Chicago, April 2011. Son, with "friends" kill the boy's father using a bat.

Having trouble making the link work, but here's the gruesome story:

www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Son-Charged-in-Fathers--120055009.html

We are living in some bad times.
17 posted on 10/12/2011 10:29:52 AM PDT by Jay Santos CP ("Idiocracy"... It's no longer just a movie.)
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To: freeangel
Did I read this wrong or was there $35,000 just lying around the house? Drug money?

They could have easily hocked their jewelry to come up with that money.

18 posted on 10/12/2011 10:33:00 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: workerbee

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.

19 posted on 10/12/2011 10:56:54 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: workerbee

Occupoopers...


20 posted on 10/12/2011 11:06:18 AM PDT by Palladin (Fast and Furious = Obama's Waterloo.)
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To: workerbee

Dummies. You know if you kill ma and pa, you get nothing in the will, right?


21 posted on 10/12/2011 11:30:59 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Perry and Cain I can support, but no Romney)
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To: Psalm 73
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.

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.

22 posted on 10/12/2011 11:38:28 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Perry and Cain I can support, but no Romney)
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To: workerbee
so it took these honor students months to develop a 'plan' to beat the folks to death while they slept ???

wonder what the alternate plans couldve possibly been...

23 posted on 10/12/2011 12:07:14 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: workerbee

Joel Brodsky?? Isn’t he also representing Drew Peterson?


24 posted on 10/12/2011 12:08:40 PM PDT by Bluebeard16
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