Murder Med For Depression 15/01/2009 Illinois 28 Year Old Son Stabs Father to Death
Paragraph 10 reads: "His mother, Irina, said in an interview that her son had been taking antidepressants and regularly seeing a doctor for depression since about 2002."
"In the weeks leading up to the stabbing, Demtyso had seemed tired at work, she said, but he did not have a history of violent outbursts."
Son charged in father’s stabbing deathBy Dan Petrella, firstname.lastname@example.org
Suburban Life Publications
Thu Jan 15, 2009, 11:42 AM CST
Westmont, IL -
A Westmont man is being held without bail after being charged in the November stabbing death of his father at their home.
Rostyslav Demtsyo, 28, was arrested this week after being released from the hospital, where he had been since the day of the murder.
Next court date
Demtsyo appeared in a wheelchair in DuPage County Circuit Court on Thursday, where prosecutors asked Judge Blanche Hill Fawell to revoke his bail and order a psychological evaluation. Fawell declined to rule on the requests because the case is assigned to another judge, who was not on the bench Thursday, but she ordered him held without bail until a Tuesday hearing.
Westmont police were called to a home on the 200 block of North Wilmette Avenue at about 9:15 p.m. Nov. 19 for a fight on the driveway.
When the first officer arrived a few minutes later, Demtsyo had already left, police said.
His 53-year-old father, Oleg, was found laying in the driveway with multiple stab wounds. He was pronounced dead a short time later at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.
Another Westmont officer spotted Demtsyo’s silver Dodge Stratus driving south on Cass Avenue near 55th Street.
Demtsyo then led police on a high-speed chase that ended in a three-car collision at 73rd Street and Cass Avenue in Darien. Four people were injured, including Demtsyo.
His mother, Irina, said in an interview that her son had been taking antidepressants and regularly seeing a doctor for depression since about 2002.
In the weeks leading up to the stabbing, Demtyso had seemed tired at work, she said, but he did not have a history of violent outbursts.
On the night of the stabbing, she said she had gone upstairs to change clothes when she heard her husband scream, “He’s killing me. He’s stabbing me,” from outside of the house. She said she opened her window that looks out over the driveway and saw her son drive away.
Staff writer Annie Reed contributed to this report.