Killed Over Avril Lavigne Tickets
September 21, 2011: After only two hours of deliberation, an Illinois jury found 39-year-old Robert Lyons guilty of first degree murder in the death of his mother, Linda Bolek, 61.
On March 14, 2008, Lyons engaged in an argument with his mother because she refused to call a friend to arrange tickets to an Avril Lavigne concert that Lyons wanted to attend. An outraged Lyons struck Bolek twice with a bottle, then stabbed her to death, inflicting nine wounds. He then doused the lifeless body in household cleaners and insecticide. Lyons is due to be sentenced in November.
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