Psychiatric Evaluation Ordered for Indian Head Park Murder Suspect

Prosecutors accuse John Wilson of stabbing Kelli O'Laughlin to death during burglary

By Ivanna Hampton
|  Wednesday, Mar 7, 2012  |  Updated 7:28 AM CDT
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Psychiatric Evaluation Ordered for Murder Suspect

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An ex-convict accused of murdering a southwest suburban teenager must undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
 
A Cook County judge ordered the test Tuesday to find out if John L. Wilson Jr. is mentally fit to stand trial, the Sun-Times reports.
 
Wilson is charged with breaking into the Indian Head Park home of Kelli O’Laughlin, 14, on Oct. 27 and stabbing the teen to death with a kitchen knife, said prosecutors. O’Laughlin startled the 38-year-
old Chicago man when she came home from school, said prosecutors. 
 
Police said he took the girl’s cell phone and sent taunting text messages to her mother.

 

Officers used cell phone tracking technology to find Wilson about a week later.
 
He’s being held without bail in state prison for violating his parole.
 
Wilson is due back in court April 23.
 

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