Press Release

May 23, 2009

 

Mokena man charged with first-degree murder in connection with stabbing of 4-year-old girl

 

JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announced that a first-degree murder charge has been filed against a man accused of stabbing to death his 4-year-old half-sister.

 

Keith T. Randulich, 18, of 19433 York Drive, appeared in Will County Circuit Court on Saturday morning where Associate Judge Bobbi Petrungaro, at the request of prosecutors, set bond at $10 million. Randulich must post 10 percent, or $1 million, to secure his release while he awaits trial.

 

Mokena police, responding to a 911 call at 7:54 p.m., Friday, May 22, found the body of Sabrina A. Clement in the basement of her home at 19433 York Drive. Randulich was taken in for an interview with Mokena detectives that evening.

Mokena police arrested Randulich in the early-morning hours Saturday after the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office approved charges of first-degree murder. He was booked into the Will County Jail.

 

The Will County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the investigation. Commander Dan Rankovich led the investigation for the Mokena Police Department.

The case remains under investigation. No further details will be released Saturday. There is no press conference scheduled for Saturday regarding this investigation.

 

The Will County State's Attorney's Office reminds the public that charges are not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


Contact:
Charles B. Pelkie 
(815) 727-8789
(815) 530-7110 (cellular)
cpelkie@willcountyillinois.com 

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