Craig Grzesiakowski stabs his childhood friend to death with a screwdriver before falling asleep next to his victim’s body.
Craig Grzesiakowski a 35 year old Chicago man has killed his childhood friend after having argued before then falling asleep next to his victim.
Upon his arrest, Grzesiakowski was charged with first degree murder in the Thursday killing of 35-year-old Jeffrey Ziolo, who was found dead by another houseguest, reported The Chicago Tribune.
He’s being held on $2 million bond, according to Cook County records.
The two men had known each other since third grade.
Matters came to the fore after Ziolo invited Grzesiakowski to his suburban Des Plaines home Wednesday to listen to music with friends.
According to Cook County Prosecutor Julian Crozier, Ziolo at the time, warned friends Grzesiakowski was a ‘hothead’ who carried a knife.
One friend told police he saw Ziolo and Grzesiakowski arguing before going to bed at around 3 a.m.
In the morning, another friend found Grzesiakowski passed out with a bottle of bleach next to him and lying next to Ziolo’s body, prosecutors said.
Grzesiakowski was taken to a hospital where he told officials that he pushed Ziolo over a table before proceeding to stab him after having argued.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office determined Ziolo had died from blunt-force trauma and had three stab wounds.
A report via The Daily Herald cited Des Plaines Police Chief William Kushner saying Grzesiakowski stabbed the victim with a screwdriver. Authorities also told of the assailant stealing his victim’s cell phone to block access to security video footage.
Grzesiakowski’s next court date is scheduled for Tuesday.