Olean native accused of killing wife, disabled daughter

anthony marcus

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Prosecutors in suburban Chicago have charged an Olean native with first-degree murder in the strangulation deaths of his wife and disabled teenage daughter.

Lake County prosecutors say police responded Sunday night after 53-year-old Anthony Marcus called to report he’d killed his wife and daughter in their Waukegan home and that he was going to kill himself.

Police found the bodies of his 50-year-old wife, Sun, his 17-year-old daughter and a dog in the home. They say the woman and the teenager, who used a wheelchair for muscular dystrophy, were strangled.

Marcus was treated for apparent self-inflicted wounds. In court Monday, a judge ordered him held in lieu of $5 million bond. He was represented by the county’s public defender’s office, which did not return a call for comment.

Autopsies were scheduled for Monday.

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