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    IL - William Strickland, 72, shot to death, Chicago, 2 March 2013


    April 8, 2013

    A 64-year-old Chicago woman has been accused of commissioning her teen grandson to kill her husband as he awaited a ride to a dialysis appointment last month.

    Janet Strickland was charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery, but was not in court because she is being treated at a hospital for a lung disease, MyFoxChicago.com reports citing a Chicago Sun-Times wire.

    Police say two men approached 72-year-old William Strickland Mar. 2 outside his home as he was waiting for a ride to his dialysis treatment and shot him.

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    William Strickland found guilty of fatally shooting his grandfather, whose wife is also facing murder charge - February 2016

    William Strickland was named after his grandfather and lived with the elderly man on the South Side. But the young man was under the influence of another senior living in the home, his grandmother.

    When she suggested he should kill off his grandfather so they could spend his money, the younger William Strickland pulled the trigger, Cook County prosecutors said.

    William Strickland, 22, was found guilty of his grandfather’s murder after a jury deliberated for 2 1/2 hours Thursday night at the Leighton Criminal Court Building.
    Man sentenced for killing grandpa -- cops say grandma told him to do it - March 2016

    What would drive someone to kill their own grandfather? Apparently, all it took for this guy was a new phone, a pair of shoes, a tattoo -- and a request from grandma.

    While Cook County Judge James Linn said it was sad that the adults in William Strickland’s life took him “down to the road of ruin,” he said Strickland had to take responsibility, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

    The 22-year-old didn’t make any comments before he was sentenced to 40 years in prison for his 72-year-old grandfather’s murder.

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    August 2016:

    67-year-old woman gets 18 years for convincing grandson to kill his grandfather William Strickland for his money


    A 67-year-old woman was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday for urging her grandson to kill his namesake grandfather, William Strickland, outside their Far South Side home in 2013.

    Janet Strickland encouraged 23-year-old William Strickland to shoot her husband of nearly 30 years six times in the back on March 2,
    2013, according to Cook County prosecutors.

    Prosecutors said she was tired of her husband’s unwillingness to spend money and wanted “nice things.”

    Janet Strickland was convicted in April of numerous charges, including murder and solicitation of murder, Cook County Circuit Court records show.

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