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Chicagoist Weekend Blotter

By Shannon in News on Oct 29, 2006 10:16PM

For your perusal, please find enclosed this weekend's wrapup of murder, mayhem and all things in between:

  • A McHenry County man was convicted of aggravated animal cruelty on Friday after he shot his neighbor's dog with a semiautomatic rifle. Lawrence Preston claimed self-defense against the 96-pound dog drove him to shoot the poor pooch. His claims didn't hold up when it was shown during trial that the bullets had gone from tail to nose. Preston had a long-standing grievance against the dog's owner for wanting to build a house on his own land. The nerve!
  • catfight!  shit, this goes with two of these stories!

  • Three girls attacked three other girls at Bogan High School on the Southwest Side Friday afternoon. One came away with severe head injuries after being hit with a padlock. The fight came one day after two gang-related fights at the same school. A CPS spokesman wouldn't say if this incident was gang-related as well.
  • Two teens crashed into a tree in south suburban Sauk Village on Saturday night. The car was travelling so fast that it split in two upon impact. Amazingly, both occupants survived with little injury. It's unknown yet if there was alcohol involved, but neither will own up to being the driver.
  • On the West Side, two teenage girls were stabbed early Sunday morning, one fatally. They were riding in a car on Kildare when they came across a group of women they'd tangled with verbally earlier in the night. The driver stopped the car, the women got into it again, and two girls from the car ended up stabbed. No arrests have been made.
  • Finally, a 45-year-old Aurora woman pleaded guilty but mentally ill on Thursday to the murder of her husband of 19 years. Sungnam Kwon-Lisowski shot and killed her husband John on Christmas Day, 2002. She proceeded to shoot her two daughters, 12 and 14, and then herself; all three survived. John had sent her an email three months prior asking for a divorce, which ranks slightly above text messaging as the shittiest way to end a marriage.

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