30 Nov '13, 6pm

No bail for neighbor in killing of 88-year-old #WWII vet in Illinois:

ELGIN, Ill. -- When someone came knocking one night last week, John Poyer opened the door. And in the next 10 minutes the 88-year-old longtime Elgin resident was killed and robbed, authorities said. According to Cook County prosecutors, Poyer's neighbor Matthew L. Stoecklein, 55, began choking Poyer with his bare hands. Poyer screamed, but it was no use. Then Stoecklein allegedly grabbed $300, left and later told a friend that he grew tired as he choked the octogenarian to death. In bond court Thursday, Stoecklein, 55, looked expressionless as he was ordered held without bail in the Nov. 21 homicide. With a pair of glasses hanging on one of his two T-shirts, Stoecklein spoke only to correct the judge's pronunciation of his last name. Meanwhile, in Elgin, Poyer's large family gathered on Thanksgiving morning at the police station to speak about the "great family man" they h...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/no-bail-for-neighbor-in-killing-of...

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