An Illinois woman is behind bars and accused of killing the father of her young daughter.
Deanna Coakley27-year-old accused of stabbing with a kitchen knife Joseph Strock31 years old, in the neck what police describe as a deadly domestic dispute.
On February 13, 2022, at approximately 6:51 p.m., Warrenville police responded to a call at Coakley’s residence about a report of a woman screaming. When they arrived, officers found Coakley on the head of a man, later identified as Strock, near the front of the mansion in front of the door. Strock had bleeding from his neck and a large pool of blood underneath his body. Strock was taken to a local hospital with a laceration on the right side of his neck and was pronounced dead. Following an investigation by the Warrenville Police Department, it was alleged that at some point in the evening a verbal altercation between Coakley and Strock became heated and Coakley used a kitchen knife at the time. stabbed Strock in the neck. It is believed that after being stabbed, Strock exited the apartment and collapsed to the ground outside the front door where authorities found him.
Authorities did not say who made the call or say where the couple’s daughter was in the deadly melee.
The Daily Herald report that a girl under one year old is currently staying with her 7-year-old brother at her grandparents’ house. The boy has a different father, the report said.
Officers arrested Coakley at the scene, and on Wednesday she appeared before Judge Daniel Guerin belong to Illinois’ eighteenth Judicial Circuit, where the bond is set at $1 million with 10% to apply. Defendant was charged with first-degree murder, with no criminal record required in the state of Illinois. The law:
Minutes 9-1. First degree murder
(a) A murderer without legal justification is guilty of first-degree murder if he commits acts that cause death:
(1) he or she intends to kill or cause great physical harm to that individual or other person, or knows that such conduct will result in the death of that individual or other person; or
(2) the person knows that such conduct creates a high probability of death or great physical harm to the individual or others; or
(3) he or she, acting alone or with one or more persons engaged in, committed or attempted to commit a felony other than second-degree murder, and in the course of or in the course of criminal process or flight from which he or she or another participant causes a person’s death.
“Nationally, domestic violence remains a silent epidemic, unfortunately occurring primarily behind closed doors,” said DuPage County State Attorney General. Robert B. Berlin. “However, if left unchecked, the consequences can be deadly, as alleged in this case. I urge anyone who finds themselves in an abusive relationship to seek help from any of the social service programs available across the country to support and guide those in an abusive relationship. use. “
Berlin later added: “My sincerest condolences to Joseph Strock’s family and friends for their loss.”
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