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!
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.
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.