This is a update on the Trail of a suburban Chicago who killed three musicican back in July 2005 including Douglas Meis who was the drummer for my fave Chicago band "The Dials" and when you read this report you have to fell sad for the girls in the band and the families for Doug and the two other victims Michael Dahlquist and John Glick[who was also the husband of Dials Lead singer Rebecca Crawford]
now since i was wiped out from doing five post all day on Wednesday, i did not do a post all day yesterday [mostly looking at the wheater here hoping it don't flood the basement aging...
so the Update on the trail is from ABC station in Chicago WLS-TV from there web sight
Where you can see a video here
October 18, 2007
The mother of a woman on trial for killing three musicians in a car crash two years ago has taken the witness stand in her daughter's defense. Jeanette Sliwinski is charged with murder after slamming her vehicle into a stopped car in a failed suicide attempt.
Prosecutors have presented all of their evidence. The state rested Thursday. Then, late Thursday afternoon, the defense called its first witness, Sliwinski's mother Ursula.
Ursula Sliwinski described her daughter's dramatic change when her daughter suddenly came home from California, being sad, disorganized. She testified that her daughter talked about voices from the television talking to her and laughing at her. On the day of the crash, she described her daughter as being in bad condition, saying she was just standing there, not saying anything.
Thursday was a hard day for the victims' families as well. They heard graphic details about the injuries of some of the victims. A Cook County deputy medical examiner gave that graphic information about how the three men died -- 39-year-old Michael Dahlquist, 35-year-old John Glick and 29-year-old Douglas Meis.
The judge also heard from a doctor who saw Jeanette on the day of the crash. While he said that she was appropriate when he asked her questions, he did order a psychiatric evaluation.
"I had not seen anything the day she arrived. She was admitted to the hospital. Approximately the next day, around 3 in the morning, the nurse noticed her acting a little funny, throwing things around the room, not to the point she needed to be restrained or medicated. She had called me at 6 in the morning the following day letting me know of her odd behavior. At that point, a psychiatric valuation was ordered," said Dr. Giovanni Giannotti, trauma surgeon.
The judge also heard from an accident reconstruction expert who said he estimates that at the time of the crash Sliwinski's car was going 87 mph when it crashed into Honda Civic carrying those three men, ejecting them.
The trial is expected to go through next week.