Dwight Brown / Photo from Chicago Police
BY MITCHELL ARMENTROUT
Dwight Brown beat his 60-year-old mother to death then hacked up her body with a knife as she attempted to prepare him dinner in her Grand Boulevard home, prosecutors said.
Linda Sanders‘ husband found her dead in a pool of blood in the hallway of their home in the 400 block of East 48th Place about 8:45 a.m. Monday, prosecutors said.
Sanders’ husband had left the home about 5 p.m. Sunday to go work his overnight job, prosecutors said. As he left, Brown arrived to visit his mother.
When the man got to work he called his wife, who said she was making dinner for her son, who would leave after the meal, prosecutors said.
The man tried calling Sanders “numerous” times late Sunday and early Monday, but she never answered the phone, prosecutors said.
When found on Monday, the couple’s 24th anniversary, her face was “battered almost beyond recognition,” prosecutors said.
An autopsy determined Sanders died of multiple blunt and sharp force injuries, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Authorities described the facial injuries as “hacking” with a heavy object, prosecutors said.
When police went to Brown’s apartment in the 6200 block of South Dorchester Avenue they found him lying in bed in his blood-soaked clothes next to a bloody knife, prosecutors said.
Sanders’ house and car keys were found in her son’s coat, and $160 in cash she saved for an anniversary celebration were found in his bloody pants, prosecutors said.
Brown, 40, was charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery, police said. He was ordered held without bond will be back in court Feb. 23.