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 →

Teen allegedly killed, robbed grandfather

Chicago Sun-Times (IL) - Sunday, March 31, 2013 Author/Byline: BY TINA SFONDELES ; Staff Reporter William Strickland waited for his grandfather to step out of his South Side home to take his paratransit ride to a kidney dialysis appointment early March 2, authorities said Saturday — then stood behind the 72-year-old man, shot him six … Read more →

South Side man, 72, killed leaving home for dialysis

Chicago Sun-Times (IL) - Sunday, March 3, 2013 Author/Byline: BY BECKY SCHLIKERMAN ; Staff Reporter William Strickland usually wanted to get to his dialysis appointment early to get it out of the way, so the 72-year-old South Side man headed out in the predawn hours Saturday. He had just made it to the gangway outside … Read more →

William Strickland

  • Arrested: March 29, 2013
  • Age: 20
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

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