Psychiatric Evaluation Ordered For Teenage Girl’s Alleged Killer

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (CBS) — The man charged with stabbing a 14-year-old girl to death in southwest suburban Indian Head Park last year has reportedly been ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

As WBBM Newsradio’s David Roe reports, the evaluation will determine whether John Wilson Jr., 38, is fit to stand trial.

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Wilson pleaded not guilty in December to charges of first-degree murder, armed robbery, residential burglary, home invasion and aggravated unlawful restraint in the stabbing death of Kelli O’Laughlin, 14.

Kelli, a Lyons Township High School freshman, was found stabbed to death by her mother on Oct. 27 of last year, in their home in the 6300 block of Keokuk Drive in Indian Head Park.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports Bridgeview Judge John J. Hynes ordered the psychiatric evaluation for Wilson at a hearing on Tuesday. His attorney, John P. Carroll, did not object, the newspaper reported.

On the day of the murder, Kelli had gotten off the bus from school at 3:40 p.m. and entered the house, only to be confronted by Wilson, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said last year.

Wilson stabbed Kelli when she walked in the front door and dragged her from the family room to the kitchen, Assistant State’s Attorney Peter Troy said at the suspect’s bond hearing last year. The teen was pronounced dead at LaGrange Memorial Hospital in LaGrange soon afterward.

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Kelli O'Laughlin (Courtesy: O'Laughlin Family)

Authorities say she had been stabbed several times in the neck, chest and the back.

Wilson allegedly used a butcher knife that had been on a butcher block in the kitchen. The Chicago Cutlery carving knife with a blade length of 8 inches found next to pool of blood.

The house was ransacked, and Wilson took a bowl filled with various types of foreign coins, Alvarez said. He also took Kelli’s cell phone and an iPod touch, Alvarez said last year. In the hours after the murder, Wilson sent Kelli’s mother text messages of “a taunting and disturbing nature” from Kelli’s cell phone, she said.

Prosecutors say Wilson has spent only three years out of jail since 1991. In that time, he has racked up five prior convictions, including drug dealing, burglary and armed robbery.

  • Careepay

    …..and he is still alive why……?

    • Lyndia

      He is still alive because he is CRAZY like Gacy, Speck, Dahlmier, Powell, and Lane.

  • Jim

    This black African negro is a perfect example why we need more prisons and longer prison sentences!

    • Lyndia

      Why, to put your child molesting ass in?

  • THEE Yard Ape

    This savage should have dead already!!! What an absolute disgrace this justice system is.

    • Lyndia

      If he should be dead, why don’t you kill him?

  • juju

    This post is a perfect example to locate cellar dwellers like you. Otherwise, you would be in your basement listening to your dog and thinking, “Man, I have a smart dog. I am going to do what he says. I will start by sniffing my but.”

    • Jim

      What? Your not defending this piece of sh!t, are you?

  • tom sharp

    A perfect example of what is wrong with “justice in the USA” This guy gets yet another semi-free pass because he is nuts. Thus he has much more rights and benefits than any “normal person” on the street. he’ll go into some psycho prison for a few years while lawyers on the taxpayer’s dime will strongly advocate for his release back into society where he will eventual hurt/kill another “normal person. What a bad joke this is! Death penalty now! Being nuts should not allow you to kill people every few years!

  • Just axin

    Voice-good one. It’s horrible to think her last image was of this savage. I hope some skin head types take care of him cause he’ll only get high fives from his fellow jujus, Muslims, etc

    • Lyndia

      Well ugly sob, that was her last image. Now what are you going to do about it?

    • THEE Yard Ape

      Agreed, I would hope the aryan brotherhood introduces themselves to this worthless ni @@ er!!!

      • Lyndia

        F you up you nasty, fat, stanky azz

  • Leroy Goldberg

    My evaluation? Crazy NI@@ER who is better off dead!

  • Lyndia

    Leroy, if you are a jew, than I think Hilter had the right idea. That is, only if you are a jew. All of the jews I know, are very nice people and I graduated from a jewish university.

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