Chicago suburban man charged with killing
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[June 10, 2014]
By Mary Wisniewski
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Leaving a note saying
he was "a failure at everything," a suburban Chicago man strangled his
wife and teenage wheelchair-bound daughter and then tried to slit his
wrists, officials said on Monday.
Anthony Marcus, 53, was held on a $5 million bond after being
charged with first-degree murder on Monday in the deaths of his
wife, Sun Marcus, 50, and 17-year-old daughter, whose name was not
disclosed, according to Lake County State's Attorney spokeswoman
Marcus called police on Sunday evening to say he had killed his wife
and daughter, and was found with self-inflicted wounds to his left
wrist, according to Waukegan Police Commander Joseph Florip.
The bodies were found in the basement of the family's town house in
Waukegan, about 43 miles (60 km) north of Chicago. A dog also was
killed, Florip said.
Officers found a note on the porch that read in part, "For Michelle,
I'm sorry. Your dad is a failure at everything."
Florip said the daughter used a wheelchair but he did not know the
nature of her disability. He said police had received no previous
calls to that address and couldn't comment on what may have
motivated the killings.
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Marcus was assigned a public defender, who was not immediately
available for comment. His next court appearance will be on July 2.
(Editing by Bernadette Baum)
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