Englewood Man Accused Of Throwing Caustic Substance On Stepson

CHICAGO (STMW) — An Englewood neighborhood man has been charged with heinous battery for allegedly injuring his stepson with a caustic liquid and a screwdriver, police said.

Karl Morley, 48, of 1517 W. 72nd St., was charged with one count of felony heinous battery and one count of misdemeanor domestic battery. Morley was scheduled to appear in court Sunday.

Morley came to Wentworth Area detective division with high-profile attorney Joel Brodsky and was identified by his stepson as the person who threw an unidentified caustic substance from a Jack Daniel’s whiskey bottle on the stepson’s body on June 6, according to police.

The victim, 22, received burns to his face, neck and mouth and was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County for the burns, police said.

The victim reported to police that on May 24, Morley allegedly stabbed him multiple times in the head with a screwdriver, causing lacerations and scratches to his head, face and neck, police said.

Brodsky is former Bolingbrook cops Drew Peterson’s attorney. Peterson has spent the last two years in the county jail while awaiting trial for the murder of his third wife Kathleen Savio. Savio was found dead in a dry bathtub in 2004, while she and Peterson were in the midst of a divorce, and her death was ruled accidental.

But after fourth wife Stacy Peterson disappeared in October 2007, Savio’s death was ruled a homicide. Police have said Peterson is a suspect in Stacy’s disappearance, but no charges have been filed.

Wentworth Area detectives are investigating.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • Leroy Goldberg

    Sounds like BLACK loving to me.

    • MrDent

      Sounds like you should have intervened so your racist antics would cease..get a clue..where were your comments of the husband who suffocated his wife with the ground..eracism should begin with you..the world would better without the likes of you..as for this mans problem..only God knew what was going through his mind..

      • Leroy Goldberg

        I can only imagine your embarrassment and humiliation MrDent. I’m sorry you are Black too.

      • OLD VET


      • Anglo-Saxon

        Simple,he’s just your average violent Negro. Settling differences with violence is the norm in the black community. Didn’t you know that?

    • Tyreese

      I’m with you,Leroy,so damn typical !

  • Dave

    Why is there so much information about Drew Peterson in this article?

  • Sam Filson

    Why do these animals use such evil tactics? One would think that being around humans for so long, they would have picked-up some human traits…

    • Jim

      That is hilarious !

  • alo1020

    This is so sad……but this is the norm in the black community. There is not much love in the black community nowadays. if this killing does not stop soon…they will put most blacks into concentration camps……

    • nizzer

      I’m for it

      • NWA

        You spell typical with a “Y.” BOZO!


    • tiredofchicago

      How the hell do you know what goes on in the black community? You are just ignorant and uneducated. Now I understand why these mob attacks are happening again whites. You all deserve it!

      • Leroy Goldberg

        A community would consist of people. BLACK JUNGLE would certainly be more appropriate, no? I’m open to suggestions.

  • Ron

    How much longer do we have to wait for that?hahahaha

  • Cogunti

    “…concentration camps….”? I knew that was coming next!!!!!!!

  • Bill S.

    Brodsky? High-profile lawyer? The guy is media-hungry. Biggest non-story lawyer in America … he got run over by an ambulance thinking it was traveling in the opposite direction. Po-lock!

  • Roberta Waker

    How can he afford an attorney like Brodsky? This was a heinous crime and it has nothing to do with race. Until people realize we are all the same under the skin, this country and the world will be in big trouble. I hope he rots in jail for the crime not the color of his skin.

    • NWA

      What is your theory on, “how can he afford his lawyer?”


      • Scott

        This is a very good question. Where is the money coming from? Brodsky is not just some Joe nobody attorney. Either this guy is independently wealthy, or someone is helping him. What is your theory, NWA?

  • Bill S.

    Somebody is putting money in his pocket. This guy ain’t doing all this work for nothing, like he pretends. IRS should take a look at his books to see what is transpiring.,

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