A concert to die for

Another story from the traditional family files.

From the Chicago Tribune:

Robert Lyons wanted his mother to pull strings to get him skybox seats for an Avril Lavigne concert, but when she refused, he savagely attacked her and stabbed her to death, prosecutors said Wednesday on the first day of Lyons’ murder trial.

A DuPage County jury began hearing the case against Lyons, 39, accused of first-degree murder in the March 14, 2008, slaying of his mother, Linda Bolek, in the kitchen of the Carol Stream condominium where both lived.

Reportedly upset that Bolek, 61, would not call her friend to see if Lyons could use the friend’s skybox to see the singer Lavigne, Lyons struck his mother in the head with a bottle of cognac, stabbed her nine times in the back and then dumped household cleaning solutions on her dead body, according to prosecutors.

“This defendant was so angry with his mother that he bludgeoned her and repeatedly stabbed her in a fit of rage,” Assistant DuPage County State’s Attorney Ann Celine O’Hallaren told jurors in her opening statement.

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