$1M Bond For Man Charged in Father's Murder

Steven M. Cole, 41, is accused of killing his father earlier this week

By Lisa Balde
|  Wednesday, Jun 15, 2011  |  Updated 9:40 PM CDT
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June 14, 2011: Stuart Cole, 66, of Arlington Heights, was found dead in his home early Tuesday after police received a call from an

June 14, 2011: Stuart Cole, 66, of Arlington Heights, was found dead in his home early Tuesday after police received a call from an "irate male" who said he had just killed his father.

Bond was set at $1 million  Wednesday for an Arlington Heights man charged with first-degree murde for the death of his father, police said.

Steven M. Cole, 41, of the 2600 block of North Stratford Road, is accused of killing Stuart Cole, 69, early Tuesday at their home.

An autopsy performed Wednesday by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office showed that Stuart Cole suffered multiple head, neck and chest trauma in addition to numerous defense wounds.

"The investigation has revealed that the offender in this case ... viciously and unprovoked attacked his father inside the home," Arlington Heights police said in a statement.

Stuart Cole was found dead in his home after police received a call from an "irate male" who said he had just killed his father.

"He was having issues with both Mom and Dad. More so with Dad," said Cmdr. Ken Galinski with the Arlington Heights Police Department. "We have had repeated incidents of domestic disturbances at his house over several years. Mom and Dad actually had an order of protection against him."

Police said they received a call just before midnight from the home from a man who lives at the address. About 10 minutes later, a second 911 call was made by another man in the home. He told the operator he had just killed his father.

Moments later, a third and final call came in from another family member who described a similar story.

When police arrived on the scene, a man appeared at the front door of the home. Officers said he was highly agitated and admitted what happened inside the home.

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