Man Murders Mom Over Avril Lavigne Tickets


Robert Lyons wanted to see an Avril Lavigne show so badly that he freaked out when his mother refused to call her friend to arrange to get skybox tickets.  Lyons killed his mother and then went to hang out at Hooters. Read more for details on this crazy story!

Robert Lyons, now 39, flew into a rage and murdered his mother, Linda Bolek, after she refused to buy him tickets to Avril Lavigne’s concert.

Linda Bolek died on March 14, 2008, after her son Robert hit her with a bottle of cognac on the head and stabbed her nine times in the back.

“This defendant was so angry with his mother that he bludgeoned and repeatedly stabbed her in a fit of rage,” Assistant State’s Attorney Ann Celine O’Hallaren stated.

After murdering his 61-year-old mother, Robert poured household chemicals over her body, then changed his clothes to go out.  He was arrested hours later while hanging out at a Hooters restaurant.

Lyons, who is bipolar, didn’t deny killing his mother but his defense team suggests it wasn’t intentional.

Assistant Public Defender Valerie Pacis revealed that Robert and his mother had a turbulent relationship, even claiming Bolek held a kitchen knife to her son’s face during a nasty argument.

“She threatened to stab him in the eye, Rob Lyons reacted,” Pacis said. “That reaction was not intended, that reaction was not planned.”

Lyons will reportedly testify in his own defense during the trial.


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