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Illinois man kills and dismembers his mother
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1846 A patent for an artificial leg was granted to 
Benjamin Palmer. 
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______________________________________________________ Reported bty Walter, The Stonecarver An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Brian Peck Elgin, Illinois Illinois man kills and dismembers his mother Assistant Cook County State's Attorney Maria McCarthy said the Cook County medical examiner's office determined that the body parts were consistent with those of a 76-year-old woman. An autopsy also showed a scar on the victim's back consistent with spinal fusion surgery Gail Peck had received in the past, she said. According to authorities, the body parts found in duffel bags by a fisherman and divers at a Lincoln Park lagoon included only a torso and parts of two legs. Brian Peck told authorities he also disposed part of the body at Montrose Harbor, where police were investigating on Tuesday. DuPage County court records show that last year, Brian Peck pleaded guilty to domestic battery and received a jail sentence and probation after his mother told police her son threatened to kill her. The two at the time had shared a home in Oak Brook. That incident also was brought on in part by complaints about loud music, documents show. Gail Peck also had requested an order of protection but later lifted the request, records show. Gail Peck initially was reported missing Friday afternoon. But police said they quickly began doubting Brian Peck's story that his mother had gone for a walk with her dog, Doris, and that the dog had come back in its own. A search for the woman was conducted in far east Elgin but was scaled back about 9 p.m. that night. By Saturday morning, police said they no longer needed the public's help. Information received began to suggest that Gail Peck's disappearance may not have occurred as reported. As additional information was obtained, more investigative resources were devoted to the possibility of the case being criminal in nature, said Elgin Assistant Police Chief Bill Wolf. During Tuesday's bond hearing, prosecutors described a gruesome series of events. After police found a large blood stain and cleaning supplies in his mother's bedroom during a search Friday, Peck told officers his mother had fallen and cut her knee on a plate and knife she had dropped, McCarthy said. Investigators also found blood stains on furniture, in bathrooms and on a steam carpet cleaner Peck had purchased Thursday, McCarthy said. When investigators later showed him surveillance photos of his purchases of suitcases, a duffel bag and bricks, plus photos of the recovered body parts, Peck changed his story, McCarthy said. The 6-foot-1, 260-pound Peck told police that after the argument over the Jimi Hendrix music about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, he knocked his 5-foot-4, 140-pound mother down and stomped on her head and neck. Realizing she was dead, he put her in the bathroom of the guest bedroom and dismembered her, McCarthy said. He told police, 'I put her in the bathtub and hacked her up.' He severed her body parts with the hand saw that was found in the duffel bag that contained the severed legs, McCarthy said. Peck put the severed parts in garbage bags and wanted to store them in a refrigerator in the basement but disabled the refrigerator when he tried to remove the shelves in it with a hatchet, McCarthy said. On Wednesday, Peck took the bags containing some of the body parts to Montrose Harbor and threw them in the lake, McCarthy said. On Thursday, he purchased a set of suitcases and a duffel bag, put other body parts in them and threw them into the water near Diversey Harbor, she said. Peck, according to prosecutors, told the family cleaning lady not to come to the house on Wednesday to clean, prosecutors said. In 2016, Brian Peck pleaded guilty to domestic battery after his mother told police he threatened to kill her, punched her in the face and attempted to choke her. He was sentenced to two years of probation, according to DuPage County Circuit Court records. While he was in jail, his mother visited him and told him that he crossed the line when he became violent with me and that he was no longer my son and that I never want contact with him again, according to DuPage Court documents. He served 100 days in the DuPage County Jail, and was released with the no-contact order. He also received 24 months of probation. Peck has six felony convictions, including aggravated battery, identity theft, computer fraud, possession of a stolen vehicle, and theft by deception, McCarthy said.On Wednesday, Peck took the bags containing some of the body parts to Montrose Harbor and threw them in the lake, McCarthy said. On Thursday, he purchased a set of suitcases and a duffel bag, put other body parts in them and threw them into the water near Diversey Harbor, she said. McCarthy said police were able to track some of Peck's movements through iPass records and store surveillance videos. Police also uncovered drive-up bank surveillance video showing him withdrawing $500 using his mother's debit card and car, she said. On Friday, Peck transferred $4,000 from his mother's savings account to her checking account, McCarthy said. She said Peck was living off his mother and was not her major caregiver, as Peck's attorney stated. Peck told the judge he had no money and needed a public defender. Prosecutors said Peck had had operated a financial business until two years ago. He was his mother's only child, McCarthy said. He served 100 days in the DuPage County Jail, and was released with the no-contact order. He also received 24 months of probation. Peck has six felony convictions, including aggravated battery, identity theft, computer fraud, possession of a stolen vehicle, and theft by deception, McCarthy said. He will be mooching off the state for the foreseeable future. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Gerold Re: Uninterruptible Power Supply Dear Webby, We have a lot of power failures, and expect more in the future. Because of the long start-up time of my computer, I need something that takes over instantly, even if there is just a momentary flicker in the power. Btw., I use a low power LCD monitor. What do you recommend? Gerold Dear Gerold Forget the overpriced UPSes. Most of them just barely allow you a clean shut-down, but not to continue working. Get a standard automotive 450 W - 600W DC to AC adapter from a recreational vehicle or camping supply store, a standard car battery and a car battery trickle charger. Connect all of them up and run an extension cord from the DC to AC adapter to your computer and monitor. You can even plug in a light with a bent tube fluorescent bulb. If you are set up like that, you are ALWAYS running off the car battery. When the power fails, then for a while the car battery won't get charged up. But you will have a day or more reserve before you have to start a generator to recharge the battery. Usually power is restored long before that. Once you have everything connected and working, spray or brush the battery terminals and connectors with an acrylic varnish or paint. NOT Latex! As long as you don't set the battery on a concrete floor, you should get 4-5 years out of it. Even though today's batteries are sealed, I would still recommend to keep them outside and as high up as is conveniently possible. Have FUN! DearWebby

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Today, November 4, in 
1846 A patent for an artificial leg was granted to Benjamin

1847 Scottish obstetrician James Young Simpson discovered
the anethestic qualities of chloroform. 

1880 James and John Ritty patented the first cash register. 

1922 In Egypt, Howard Carter discovered the entry of the
lost tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen. 

1939 During World War II, the U.S. modified its neutrality
stance with the Neutrality Act of 1939. The new policy
allowed cash-and-carry purchases of arms by belligerents. 

1939 At the 40th National Automobile Show the first air-
conditioned car was put on display. 

1942 During World War II, Axis forces retreated from El
Alamein in North Africa. It was a major victory for the

1956 Soviet forces enter Hungary in order to suppress the
uprising that had begun on October 23, 1956. 

1965 Lee Ann Roberts Breedlove became the first woman to
exceed 300 mph when she went 308.5 mph. 

1970 Former King Peter II of Yugoslavia died in Denver, CO.
He was the first European king or queen to die and to be
buried in the U.S. 

1979 Iranian militants seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran and
took 63 Americans hostage (90 total hostages). The
militants, mostly students, demanded that the U.S. send the
former shah back to Iran to stand trial. Many hostages were
later released, but 52 were held for the next 14 months. 

1981 The second scheduled flight of the space shuttle
Columbia was canceled with only 31 seconds left in the

1984 Nicaragua held its first free elections in 56 years. 

1985 Soviet defector Vitaly Yurchenko announced he was
returning to the Soviet Union. He had charged that he had
been kidnapped by the CIA. 

1989 About a million East Germans filled the streets of East
Berlin in a pro-democracy rally. 

1990 Iraq issued a statement saying it was prepared to fight
a "dangerous war" rather than give up Kuwait. 

1991 Ronald Reagan opened his presidential library in Simi
Valley, CA. The dedication ceremony was attended by
President Bush and former U.S. presidents Jimmy Carter,
Gerald R. Ford and Richard M. Nixon. It was the 1st
gathering of 5 U.S. chief executives. 

1995 Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, 73 years old, was
assassinated by right-wing Israeli Yigal Amir after
attending a peace rally. 

1999 The United Nations imposed economic sanctions against
the Taliban that controlled most of Afghanistan. The
sanctions were imposed because the Taliban had refused to
turn over Osama bin Laden, who had been charged with
masterminding the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in
Kenya and Tanzania. 

2001 The movie "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone"
had its world premiere in London. 

2001 Hurrican Michelle hit Cuba destroying crops and
thousands of homes. The United States made the gesture of
sending humanitarian aid. On December 16, 2001, Cuba
received the first commercial food shipment from the U.S. in
nearly 40 years. 

2010 Microsoft's Kinect was launched worldwide. 

2017  smiled.

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