Man Charged With Killing 84-Year-Old Mother

CHICAGO (STMW) — A 54-year-old man has been charged with stabbing his 84-year-old mother to death Friday morning in the Northwest Side Dunning neighborhood.

Joseph Nerone was charged with one count of first degree murder, police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien said. He was expected at a bond hearing Sunday.

Police were notified just after 9 a.m. Friday of the fatal stabbing at the home in the 3800 block of North Normandy Avenue, according to News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak.

That is where the victim, Elaine Nerone, 84, was found, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said. An autopsy Saturday found Elaine Nerone suffered multiple stab wounds and multiple blunt force trauma, the medical examiner’s office said.

Neighbors said the woman’s son suffers “mental issues.”

Patrick Hyland Jr., who lives a few houses away, said, “We all knew it was only a matter of time. We all knew he was crazy.” Hyland and other neighbors said police were repeatedly called to the home when the son grew violent or aggressive, more than 20 times last year alone.

“Police were here all the time,” he said. “As soon as the father passed away four years ago, all hell broke loose.”

Another neighbor said they called police after not being able to contact the victim on Thursday, and officers entered the home Friday morning and found the body.

“When I saw this [police tape], I knew that either he was dead or she was dead.”

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • G-Lep

    Mentally ill? No, how about murdering and animalistic!! Throw away the key on this fukker!!

  • NWA

    Hey Leroy, you don’t have to do that. She just slept around a bit.


  • arjay

    Nice of the neighbors to get involved.

    • kybr

      On behalf of the entire neighborhood, over 60 calls were made to 911 regarding Joseph.


    White people do this all the time. They turn on their parents like a pit bull. I guess it is in their dna.

    • shannon

      i believe so do…..they will kill their own mama for a dime!! and plead crazy of course

      • G-Lep

        Hey, smash-nose! We missed you yesterday!!!

  • shannon

    C R A Z Y….OF course the white mans excuse for killing

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  • truth be told

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  • WOW

    He didn’t have to kill her. All she said to him was “Not tonight…I have a headache”.

  • juju

    Guess momma was tired of doing a 68. She thought it was her turn for sonny to mow the lawn with his tongue. Sick people these euro-pee-ons are.

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