Chicago, IL – A woman stabbed her parents to death over the dying pleas of her mother, who was recorded on a “bone-chilling” 911 call, according to prosecutors.
Deborah Jane Martin, 43, was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of David Martin, 72, and Anne Martin, 71, early Saturday in the home they shared in suburban Chicago.
Her mom had called 911 during the attack — with the call catching her dying moans and gasps for air, prosecutor Lorna Amado-Chevlin said, calling it “bone-chilling,” according to the Chicago Tribune.
“No, Debbie!” the mom, a retired school teacher, gasped during the call, the prosecutor told Martin’s first court hearing Monday, according to the paper.
Paramedics found the parents “beyond medical attention” when they arrived at the Arlington Heights home, with the dad’s throat slashed, the Tribune said.
Martin was the only other person in the house, and her hair was wet as if she had just showered, the prosecutor told Martin’s hearing.
Police then found a journal detailing her chilling plans to kill her parents — as well as a Smith & Wesson knife with a 6-inch blade, according to the local Daily Herald.
Arlington Heights police Cmdr. Joseph Pinnello told the Tribune that his force had “dealt with the family over several years in the past but there was no reported violence.”
“It’s hard to determine what persuaded Deborah to take action against her parents at that particular time,” he told the paper.
Martin was ordered held without bail. She is due back in court June 27