Man gets life in prison for bludgeoning deaths in double murder case

December 13

JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow today announced that a Bourbonnais man who was convicted in the double murder of a man and woman bludgeoned to death in a Joliet auto body shop in 2016 has been sentenced to life in prison. William N. Krasawski, 43, was sentenced Wednesday by Circuit Judge David Carlson for the killing of Michael Oram, 48, of Joliet, and Jamie Wills, 43, of Lockport. 

Prosecutors had said Krasawski spent the day of March 8, 2016, smoking crack cocaine with the victims inside Fleet Specialty Painting and Auto body shop on Cass Street, and used a pipe wrench and hammer to bludgeon the victims to death. The two bodies were discovered inside the body shop the following morning by Oram’s brother, Doug Oram, Jr., and Oram’s father, who were the owners of the body shop. 

At trial, Krasawski’s mother testified that Krasawski came to her home March 9 asking for money and the title to his car, telling her that she might not see him for a long while. Additionally, his sister testified that he called asking her to bring him a change of clothes to a hotel in Chicago Heights. Police later found him at that hotel.

The jury arrived at the guilty verdicts in June after deliberating for just over two hours.

“William Krasawski violently murdered two people in cold blood, and for this terrible crime he has been sentenced to spend the remainder of his life in prison,” stated Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow. “A dangerous criminal with no regard for human life will spend the rest of his life behind bars where he will never again have the opportunity to viciously attack another innocent person.”

Glasgow credited the Joliet Police Department and Detectives Aaron Bandy and Jeff German for their detailed and professional investigation that enabled prosecutors to put the defendant behind bars. He also praised Assistant State’s Attorneys Mike Fitzgerald, Dan Egan, and Jeff Tuminello for securing the verdicts and sentence against this violent criminal.