Crest Hill, IL – A man has been arrested after “accidentally” running over his wife in their garage. Police say the man called 911 for assistance and was seen stomping on the woman’s face when paramedics arrived.
Jerry Nichols, 62, apparently called 911 Saturday morning and told the dispatcher he had accidentally ran over his wife, 55-year-old Diane Nichols, with his Honda sedan.
Paramedics quickly responded to the couple’s address, and when they pulled up, witnessed Mr. Nichols stomping on the woman’s face. Why? Because without the proper distance and speed, a Honda isn’t going to do shit, except maybe break a bone or two.
Diane Nichols was pronounced dead at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center later that day.
Police say they have yet to determine a motive. My guess? Dude was pissed.
In court Monday, Nichols’ attorney argued that Nichols, who has no previous criminal history, had been a longtime employee of the LaGrange Public Works Department before retiring. Murphy also said Nichols is also a Vietnam veteran, has lived his entire life in Illinois and was married to his wife for 12 years before her untimely death. Murphy then asked the judge for a $100,000 bond.
“That’s not going to happen,” said Judge Rickmon.
Bail was set at $5 million.
Nichols remains behind bars, charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Prosecutors dropped charges of domestic battery and reckless homicide.