Wilmette Man Pleads Guilty To Christmas Day Murder Of Aunt

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Wilmette man has been convicted and sentenced to prison for the beating death of his aunt on Christmas Day.

Anthony Rapoport, 25, pleaded guilty today to the murder of Nancee Rapoport, 49, which occurred as the two argued on Christmas Day last year in their home in Wilmette, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.

Rapoport pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced to 30 years in prison during his court appearance at the Cook County Circuit Courthouse in Skokie.

Nancee Rapoport and the defendant lived together in a house in the 3100 Block of Hill Lane in Wilmette with several other relatives.

On December 25, 2010, the victim and the defendant got into an argument over money and cell phones. As the argument escalated, Rapoport went to a closet in the home and retrieved a baseball bat. He swung the bat and struck Nancee Rapoport once in the head and then struck her again after she fell to the ground.

  • thank you gov. quinn

    This is why I am joyous that I live alone.

  • K

    The woman he murdered was my aunt not his. I appreciate the idiot we have in Springfield for being such a wuss. He would want the death penalty back in this state if HIS family got murdered but of course we pay for his family to be protected 24/7. Thanks for nothing.

    • Jim Hamilton

      Now he gets to live out his life worry free with, cable TV, recreational equipment, fully prepared meals, free utillities all you have to do is murder someone you get a free ticket

      Complements of Pat Quinn

  • Lyndia

    Yes, there should be the death penalty for cases like this but the problem was innocent people were on death row. I just read an article on Geraldine Smith. SHE HAD HER BOYFRIEND’S WIFE KILLED IN FRONT OF THEIR TWO CHILDREN. She is free after 19 years. SHE ALSO HAD A BABY BY HER BOYFRIEND, THE MARRIED MAN. A BOY BY THE NAME OF MAX. I am for the death penalty FOR THE GUILTY PERSON. If they have eye witnesses and the dna points the them, let them have it. Get your facts straight. Yes, Quinn signed the bill (and he shouldn’t done that) but Rep. Lightfood got the ball rolling and she should be voted out. You also have Burge to thank for beating innocent men into confessions.

    • Jim Hamilton

      Lyndia thats all fine in a perfect world but we don’t live in a perfect world and yeah sometimes innocent people get caught up in the system, so what I can live with that knowing that 99.9% are actually guilty and deserve what they are getiing. As for burge let the proper authorities handle it and give him the death penalty too

      Bottom line is Quinn abolished the death penalty he is governor he did it

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