Man Accused Of Murdering Father With Weed Wacker

WHEATON (CBS) — A west suburban man has been charged with killing his father with a weed trimmer as he slept early Sunday.

Yashesh S. Desai, 21, of Plover Court in Woodridge, is charged with first-degree murder for the death of his 47-year-old father Sanjiv J. Desai, a release from the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s office said.

About 3 a.m. Sunday, Woodridge police responded to the home after getting a 911 call from Desai’s brother telling authorities that Yashesh Desai had just killed his father.

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Sanjiv Desai was suffering from massive head wounds when emergency crews arrived. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Prosecutors allege the elder Desai was sleeping on a futon in the computer room of his home when Yashesh Desai struck him multiple times in the head with a weed trimmer, resulting in severe trauma to his head. Yashesh Desai was arrested at the scene.

He faces up to 60 years in prison if convicted.

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  • What!?!

    That is either the worse mug shot ever, or the ugliest human being alive. Wow.

  • dan

    I think the dude just aint right in the head

  • wudda you du?

    I think it’s the wulf mann! Look at him change appearance and color!

  • Joe Peshi

    Talk about getting “whacked”.


    Yashesh + hashish = murder and 60 yrs. in the big house!!! Don’t worry Yashesh, 60 yrs. should go pretty quick. Look at it like this, It’s only 21900 days! See, now that ain’t so bad, is it? My prayers are with the family.

  • Just Axin

    You’d think he’d use the weed wacker to get rid of that unibrow first.

  • The Cryptojournalist

    Sounds like a bad sequel to 2011 Movie of the Year Hobo With A Shotgun

  • Doug

    There goes the Father And Son Dinner.

  • Taxpayer 2

    Why give any time in prison using tax payers monies. We are now rated AA by the Stanley Poor credit agency. So why continue to invest in person who commit crime. How much money will it cost to jail this stupid fool for 60 years.This guy is already guilty.

    Get tough, his death (son) should be the firing squad. Better yet his death could be the weed wacker in the head and face as well. Then this stupid fool can at least see and feel how it feels for that moment before his death.

    Why keep rising the debt ceiling anyway, when our government can not even budget money themselves. Crazy, crazy government.

    • NWA

      Crazy, crazy Taxpayer 2. You always seem to place death and taxes in the same sentence.


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