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Son Held in Arlington Heights Man's Death

Stuart Cole, 66, had ongoing disputes with his son, neighbors say



    (Published Tuesday, June 14, 2011)

    A man who neighbors described as a very intimidating guy -- big and muscular -- was being held Tuesday in the death of his father.

    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.

    "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 a home on the 2600 block of North Stratford 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.

    The man was taken into custody and later admitted to an area hospital after he complained of not feeling well.

    Galinski said the son was a former martial arts fighter.

    Neighbor Leslie Cook told NBC Chicago that residents received an automated phone call Monday night from police telling them to stay inside their homes. 

    Cook says there was another automated phone call around Halloween involving the same house. 

    "I thought they had gotten him," she said. "Evidently not."