Brandon Haarman sentenced to probation for fatally stabbing father in Portage Park

BY LEEANN SHELTON Sun-Times Media Brandon Haarman was sentenced to probation Tuesday after being convicted on a lesser charge for fatally stabbing his father during a 2013 argument in their Portage Park apartment. Haarman, 29, was initially charged with first-degree murder for the Aug. 27, 2013, death of his father, 53-year-old Jim Haarman, authorities said. … Read more →

Lawyer: Developmentally disabled Portage Park man was defending himself when he stabbed dad to death

A developmentally delayed Portage Park man accused of stabbing his live-in father to death with a serrated kitchen knife was acting in self-defense after the two started arguing over rent money, the alleged killer’s lawyer said. James Haarman had been physically and emotionally abusive in the past but wanted to keep his 27-year-old son, Brandon, … Read more →

Police: Portage Park man stabbed father to death in argument

A man was charged with stabbing his father to death following an argument Tuesday evening in their apartment in the Northwest Side Portage Park neighborhood. Brandon Haarman, 27, of the 3900 block of North Long Avenue, was charged with one count of first-degree murder, police said. Officers were called to the 3900 block of North … Read more →

Brandon Haarman

  • Arrested: Aug. 27, 2013
  • Age: 27
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: White

Suspected in the Aug. 27, 2013, death of Jim Haarman.