911 Calls Released in Arlington Heights Murder

Steven Cole called police to tell them he'd just killed his father

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    Officials on Wednesday evening made available several calls made to police in connection with a Tuesday morning homicide in Arlington Heights.

    Stuart Cole, 66, 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.

    That irate man turned out to be Cole's 41-year-old son, Steven Cole.

    In the first of three calls, Steven Cole says his father has been "physically and emotionally" abusing him.  He tells a dispatcher that he killed his father.

    In the second call, a woman identifying herself as Steven Cole's sister tells a dispatcher that she's on the phone with her brother.  She says her brother told her that he killed their father by stabbing him in the heart and the eye and by hitting him in the head with a crowbar.

    She also says that Steven Cole told her that he'd overdosed on medication.

    In the third call, a man from the Claremont Rehabilitation & Living Center in Buffalo Grove, where Stuart Cole's wife is a resident, reports receiving a call from Steven Cole where he indicated that he'd killed his father.

    AUDIO: Arlington Heights 911 Calls


    Editor's Note: The calls have been heavily edited for brevity.

    Steven Cole on Wednesday was ordered held on $1 million bond on first-degree murder charges.