A Hegewisch man admitted to stabbing his father to death inside the home they shared, telling a relative his father had ruined his life by not telling him about a phone call from a woman, prosecutors said today.
Miltiadis Douzopoulos, 31, was ordered held without bail after appearing before Criminal Court Judge Brown on first-degree murder charges.
Paramedics and police found Nikolaus Douzopoulos, 71, in the basement of his home in the 12900 block of South Manistee Avenue Sunday night. A knife was sticking from his chest and there were more than 100 stab wounds to his chest, abdomen, arms and neck, prosecutors said.
Miltiadis Douzopoulos called a family member about 9:30 p.m. Sunday and told the relative that he had stabbed his father, said Lisa Gordon, a spokeswoman for the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.
After that phone call, another family member called the Douzopoulos home and Miltiadis Douzopoulos said he had stabbed his father, and that his father had ruined his life by failing to tell the son about a phone call from a woman, prosecutors said.
Chicago Fire Department crews were dispatched and Miltiadis Douzopoulos answered the door. “I killed my father, I need to go to jail,” he told them, according to a police report.
Miltiadis Douzopoulos brought the paramedics down to the basement. The paramedics called police who arrested Miltiadis Douzopoulos, prosecutors said.
When Miltiadis Douzopoulos was read his Miranda rights, he admitted killing his father and asked repeatedly if he were going to be executed, according to a police report.
The fatal stabbing was the first homicide in Hegewisch in nearly a year.