67-year-old woman gets 18 years for convincing grandson to kill his grandfather William Strickland for his money

A 67-year-old woman was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday for urging her grandson to kill his namesake grandfather, William Strickland, outside their Far South Side home in 2013. Janet Strickland encouraged 23-year-old William Strickland to shoot her husband of nearly 30 years six times in the back on March 2, 2013, according to … Read more →

Trial begins for William Strickland’s wife and grandson, who are charged with the elderly man’s 2013 murder

By RUMMANA HUSSAIN Chicago Sun-Times When Lesley Strickland learned her father, William Strickland, had been gunned down before his routine Saturday morning dialysis appointment, she rushed from her home in Milwaukee to Chicago’s South Side. Strickland said she was greeted by her drunk stepmother, who started giving away furniture and discussing how she would redecorate … Read more →

Janet Strickland

Suspected in the March 2, 2013, death of William Strickland.