CHICAGO (STMW) — A South Side man was ordered held without bail Tuesday for allegedly stabbing his live-in mother to death on the second floor landing of their Avalon Park apartment building.
As Cook County prosecutors detailed how 32-year-old Michael Spaulding brutally attacked his mother, 67, and stole her purse and car, a mumbling Spaulding blurted out, “She was no mother of mine,” the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
A neighbor saw Spaulding stabbing the woman Monday before the knife-wielding Spaulding went inside, changed his clothes and took his mother’s purse from the apartment in the 1100 block of East 81st Street, Assistant State’s Attorney Jacqueline Kwilos said.
When he came back out, Spaulding allegedly stabbed Virginia Spaulding several more times and then fled with her car.
Chicago police found Virginia Spaulding with several stab wounds and a knife stuck in her eye, Kwilos said.
The officers also noticed that her vehicle had been missing and issued an alert.
A short time after, Indiana police found Virginia Spaulding’s purse in a Speedway gas station garbage can, Kwilos said.
Later in the day, Michael Spaulding was arrested by Evergreen Park police for allegedly stealing wine coolers from the Bleeker’s Bowling Lanes. He was driving his mom’s car when he was arrested, Kwilos said.
During his bond hearing Tuesday, Michael Spaulding, who wore high-waisted jeans in court, continually babbled and laughed.
He didn’t seem to know his last name when Judge James Brown asked him to identify himself.
Assistant public defender Marijane Placek asked that Michael Spaulding be hospitalized at Cook County Jail’s Cermak Hospital.
Michael Spaulding has three prior felony convictions for armed robbery and attempted armed robbery.
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