Crackhead looking Nora P. Peterson, 34, beat and killed 55-year-old Michael N. Mielczarek with the old frying pan. Probably the only time in her life she actually picked up a cooking utensil.An Elgin woman was charged with murder after hitting her boyfriend over the head with a frying pan, police said late Monday.
Nora P. Peterson, 34, of the 100 block of South State Street, was charged Monday with first-degree murder in the death of 55-year-old Michael N. Mielczarek.
About 3:47 p.m. Saturday, Elgin police responded to the apartment the couple shared on State Street, finding Mielczarek unresponsive and not breathing, police said. He was later pronounced dead at Provena St. Joseph Hospital.
During the investigation, police learned Peterson struck Mielczarek in the head with a frying pan, among other items, causing him to fall and strike his head on the floor. Peterson called 911 when she realized he was not breathing, police said.
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