- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 1, 2015

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) - A 47-year-old northern Illinois man is accused of beating his wife and teenage stepson to death with a metal baseball bat.

Armando Trejo Jr. was charged Monday with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated battery. His bail was set at $5 million.

Forty-three-year-old Lailani Uy Trejo and 14-year-old Patrick K. Cruz Uy were found dead with “significant trauma” to their bodies inside their Beach Park home at about 2:45 a.m. Sunday. Trejo’s 68-year-old mother was taken to a hospital for treatment of a broken arm.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office says Trejo admitted attacking the three family members after an argument.

The county public defender’s office is representing Trejo but had no comment on the case.

Trejo is scheduled to return to court Dec. 22.


This story has been corrected to show that the suspect’s first name is spelled Armando, not Armondo, and that he has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder, not two counts.

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