(STMW) – A Portage Park man pleaded guilty Tuesday to the fatal stabbing of his mother outside her Northwest Side bar in 2011, and remains a suspect in his father’s murder, though he was never charged.
Cezar Henry Waskowski pleaded guilty to first-degree murder for killing his mother and Judge Evelyn Clay sentenced him to 28 years in prison, Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokesman Stephen Campbell said. By law he must serve 100 percent of the sentence.
Waskowski, 32, of the 3700 block of North Kilpatrick Avenue, stabbed his mother outside her tavern about 2 a.m. on June 6, 2011, authorities said. Henryka Waskowski was stabbed outside her bar, Henryka’s, in the 5700 block of West Irving Park Road.
Police said Henryka Waskowksi was chased down the street and stabbed, and a 34-year-old man who worked at the bar tried to intervene and was also stabbed.
The employee, who was initially hospitalized with minor stab wounds, told police a relative chased them as they walked near the bar, police said. The relative then took out a knife and stabbed the woman multiple times, including in the neck.
Henryka Waskowski, of the 6400 block of West Berteau Avenue, was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead about an hour later, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. Her death was ruled a homicide.
The body of 73-year-old Cezar Waskowski was discovered later that day in his home in the 3700 block of North Kilpatrick, according to the medical examiner’s office. He died from multiple stab and incise wounds, and his death was ruled a homicide.
Police found his body while investigating his wife’s murder. Records indicate the couple was married but lived at different addresses. No one has yet been charged with Cezar Waskowski’s murder.
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