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Inyri Forge Advanced Member

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#1 8 years ago

I thought they were going to say "and the man was 18."


The man is THIRTY NINE.

A judge sentenced a west suburban man to 40 years in prison for killing his mother after she refused to buy him concert tickets.

Robert Lyons, 39, formerly of Carol Stream, stabbed Linda Bolek, 61, to death in March of 2008.

Prosecutors say he got into an argument with his mother after she refused to call a friend to obtain skybox tickets for him to an upcoming Avril Lavigne concert. Lyons then hit Bolek with a cognac bottle, stabbed her repeatedly and poured chemicals like Tile-X, Drain-O and Rapid insecticide over her body.

He was found several hours later at a Hooters restaurant.

"Today, Mr. Lyons learned that he will spend the next 40 years of his life behind bars for the vicious murder of his mother," State's Atty. Robert Berlin said in a statement. "Linda Bolek did not deserve to die that day by the hands of her own son. She did not deserve to be beaten, stabbed and have chemicals poured over her as she lay helpless on the floor. "Mr. Lyons however, deserves this punishment. He has earned it and he deserves to spend what likely amounts to the rest of his life removed from society," Berlin said.

Only in Chicago...


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#2 8 years ago

... Reap what you sow? Might be a little harsh, but unless he's got some genetic defect I tend to think ... better the person who raised the nutjob get it than some relatively uninvolved bystander.



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#3 8 years ago

All of this over Avril Lavigne? Totally not worth it.

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#4 8 years ago

If Avril Lavigne had brown hair I'd be all over her.


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#5 8 years ago

That idiot certainly doesn't make the social outcast life style look appealing..

If the guy is 39, albeit 37 when he brutaly killed his mum over her not buying him tickets to an Avril Lavigne (I just, don't get it) concert, that leads me to believe that he couldn't afford them himself, which leads me to believe that he didn't have a job, also leading me to believe that he never moved out of his parents house. That, in itself, is just sad.

The guy lived a severly sheltered lifestyle, and that is never a good thing for any one persons mental state, as evidence of him killing the woman that went through labor pains 39 years ago.

Or, if his life just collapsed because of the economy, then ignore everything I just typed.

In either case, dude, seriously? Avril Lavigne?!

(Seriously, I just don't get it. Why do people like her?!?)

Glad that the nutjob is getting put away though.


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#6 8 years ago

He's got to have some sort of mental handicap.

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#7 8 years ago

Yeah...its his taste in music



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#8 8 years ago
Hfx-Rebel;5604247Yeah...its his taste in music

And that is what I meant by my previous post.

So don't feel bad, Schofield. I'd hit that too. :nodding:

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#9 8 years ago

You guys sure are abusive towards women.

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#10 8 years ago

On the upside, better this than to stab someone very young and get out of jail at 40-something.