Suspect must wait to see if death penalty is option
The Lake County state's attorney's office is expected to announce later this month whether it will seek the death penalty against a man charged with slaying a Barrington Hills couple a decade ago, authorities said.
Peter Hommerson, 61, appeared briefly Thursday before Associate Circuit Judge George Bridges, who postponed the prosecution's announcement, which had been scheduled for Thursday's hearing.
Hommerson is charged with 1st-degree murder in the January 1996 shooting deaths of Marvin Lichtman, 78, and his wife, Kay, 75. After the slayings, Hommerson set their home on fire and fled, eventually settling in Mexico, authorities said. He allegedly had been hired to do an etched glass portrait of the couple.
(source: Chicago Tribune)
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