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After killing 14 year old girl, perp taunted the mother of the victim


After killing a fourteen year old girl for the fun of it, the killer used the victim’s cell phone to taunt the victim’s mother.

From ABC 7 Chicago…

The day after she found her daughter, Kelli O’Laughlin, stabbed to death in their Indian Head Park home, Brenda O’Laughlin started getting taunting texts from the 14-year-old girl’s stolen cell phone.

“Hello Brenda”

“Love your pic”

“She wanted me to tell you something before I killed her.”

“Think I’m in love with you Bren”

At first she did not respond while her husband called investigators, O’Laughlin told jurors at the murder trial of John Wilson Jr. But then she got another one.

“You got 2 min to text me before I break this phone.”

She replied, “Who are you and what do you want?”

The answer, “You will know soon when I come see you.”

Several days later, police arrested Wilson in the October 2011 murder of Kelli. The Lyons Township High School freshman was stabbed repeatedly after walking in during a burglary, police said.

Prosecutors said Wednesday that cell phone records show Wilson and Kelli’s phones were with the same person as they traveled around the city. They also say DNA evidence from a knit cap left links Wilson to the crime scene.

“(Wilson) could’ve just run out and left the house. He didn’t. He confronts and stabs (Kelli) repeatedly,” prosecutor Guy Lisuzzo told jurors.


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