Chicago man allegedly mutilates father, posts selfies after murder: prosecutors
A Chicago man murdered and mutilated his 61-year-old father before allegedly posting several selfies on Facebook, prosecutors say.
Police found Carl Edmondson’s body at the bottom of the basement stairs of his West Pullman home on Saturday. His skull had been crushed – with brain matter splattered on the floor and walls – and his penis has been cut off.
His son Carlton, 26, has been charged with his murder.
According to prosecutors, the elder Edmondson sought an order of protection against his son twice this year – once in August and again in October. On Nov. 20, Carlton Edmondson was served with a court order barring him from coming near his father.
Police went to the elder Edmondson’s house over the weekend after Carlton Edmondson’s uncle reported that he had seen his nephew inside the house and knew that he was not supposed to be there, the Chicago Sun Times reported.
When police arrived, the younger Edmondson answered the door and when asked about his father’s whereabouts, he said the older man was “at the hospital,” Assistant State’s Attorney Julia Ramirez said during a bond hearing on Tuesday.
Carl Edmondson’s body was found beside a Bowie knife, a circular saw and a “concrete capstone,” Ramirez added.