Man Convicted Of Killing Mother Over Avril Lavigne Tickets

Robert Lyons has been convicted of the first degree murder of his mother which took place after he got into a dispute with her over tickets to an Avril Lavigne concert.

Man Convicted Of Killing Mother Over Avril Lavigne Tickets
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An Illinois man, Robert Lyons, 39, has been convicted of the first degree murder of his mother which took place after he got into a dispute with her over tickets to an Avril Lavigne concert in March of 2008. His mother Linda Bolek refused to ask her friend to see if Lyons could get skybox tickets to see Avril. Lyons twice slammed Bolek across the head with a cognac bottle, then stabbed her nine times in the back after she fell to the kitchen floor an attack so violent the knife blade snapped off in her body, prosecutors told jurors hearing the case. Another knife he used in the slaying bent because he struck the 5-foot-2 Bolek so powerfully, prosecutors said. Afterward, Lyons threw Drano and other household cleaning chemicals on her body "to humiliate her," then went shopping, Asst. State's Atty. Joe Lindt said. Lyons was arrested later that night at a Hooters restaurant in Schaumburg. His defense attorneys argued that his mother threatened him with the knife and he killed her unintentionally. He faces up to life in prison. Thanks for the report to Rock NYC and Fox News.

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    leohimself
    on3andth3sam3 wrote: why did she have to make things so complicated?
    I'm with you.
    TextOnTheScreen
    Guys, the Avril Lavigne tickets aren't the point. Obviously their relationship was dysfunctional at best, and he was fed up, and killed her. Any little offense like this would have caused him to snap. Stop making a big deal about it being Avril Lavigne tickets. That is all.
    Pagan_Poetry
    I feel sorry for the defense attorneys. Really had their work cut out for them, right? Pun intended.
    Downfault
    Thats absolutely terrible. I can understand if it were Maiden tickets, but Avril Lavigne? How sad.
    clw550235
    I love how Avril Lavigne's picture is up there. As if she's directly involved with this or something.
    jfxion92
    He's going to an institution for the criminally insane. I don't think that this story is going to wow any of the drugged up inmates in there. "Oh, you killed your mom over Avril Lavigne tickets? That's cool. I killed five of my younger siblings for the last cookie in the jar." Lolololol.
    Grimwade
    Quit trying to sell out UG, luring viewers in with a flashing title which uproots a tragic murder just so you can involve "Avril Lavigne"'s name.
    W>O
    yeahhh man !! this guy is a real badass mother****er..
    Guodlca
    Maybe the first stab was unintentional, and the other 8 were only to make her die faster, as he saw she couldn't be saved. He wanted to fix it. Poor guy.
    RUSTDOGG666
    Downfault wrote: Thats absolutely terrible. I can understand if it were Maiden tickets, but Avril Lavigne? How sad.
    I woudn't do that over Maiden tickets because they don't have a good set of tits on them. As for this story, I wouldn't kill my own mother over Avril. If I was at her concert and there was some tall MF standing in my way so I can't look down Avril's shirt, then yeah I probably would stab him until he got the hell out of my way.
    worldwideatroph
    I was going to make some joke about how a pop artist should take the fall just like metal musicians always do... but my god that was a horrifying murder. This man should be locked away forever.
    RC52190
    HarvesterofPain By the way, this happened in March 2008. The jury just convicted this guy last week. Article probably should've specified.
    "...after he got into a dispute with her over tickets to an Avril Lavigne concert in March of 2008." It clearly says that in the article. Although it doesn't say when he was convicted, I think it's safe to deduct that it was within the last week or so anyway or else they wouldn't be posting this now.
    aahlstrom93
    I accidentally dumped this acidic cleaning solution on my mother who I stabbed 9 times on accident don't arrest me I'm innocent!
    Gallardo147
    RC52190 wrote: HarvesterofPainBy the way, this happened in March 2008. The jury just convicted this guy last week. Article probably should've specified. "...after he got into a dispute with her over tickets to an Avril Lavigne concert in March of 2008." It clearly says that in the article. Although it doesn't say when he was convicted, I think it's safe to deduct that it was within the last week or so anyway or else they wouldn't be posting this now.
    You know they correct the articles right? Its possible that it said nothing at the time about the date, some people...
    awisinger
    Anyone who tries to fight over Avril Lavigne tickets deserves life in prison...
    Spekulus
    guitarguyism7 wrote: Downfault wrote: Thats absolutely terrible. I can understand if it were Maiden tickets, but Avril Lavigne? How sad. You would stab your mom 9 times and drop cleaning chemicals on her..... wow your as pathetic as the guy mentioned in this article
    Have you seen the price of Maiden tickets these days? It would be worth it. Also it was clearly a joke. Your lack of a sense of humour fails you. This is why you fail.
    ffaf12
    this is ridiculous, avril lavigne wtf, this guy should have been put away a long time ago u dont just kill someone over nothing unless your a complete pshyco.
    break-me-in
    kornfire15 wrote: Downfault wrote: Thats absolutely terrible. I can understand if it were Maiden tickets, but Avril Lavigne? How sad. So it's ok to kill someone over Maiden tickets? No.
    It was quite clearly a joke...
    frost9191
    I'm feeling sad mainly because it was over Avril Lavigne ... what the **** lol
    /-Vince-\
    A guy here in Montreal stabbed his two children (3 and 6 I think) for a total amount of 42 times. He is now in a psychiatric hospital for 45 days - (maybe something like 15 left to go...) and then he'll be COMPLETELY FREE ! ...so I give goods chances Lyons will be freed too!
    somename454
    A 39 year old man who likes Avril was probably already pretty unstable to begin with.
    dc13
    zeek7pc wrote: on3andth3sam3 wrote: why did she have to make things so complicated? I see what you did there...
    ... I just crapped myself from laughing so hard.
    stoltobot
    Anyone who would kill their mother over Avril Fucking Lasagne tickets will not have trouble pleading insanity.
    mitchy86
    on3andth3sam3 wrote: why did she have to make things so complicated?
    boss ^
    Reisgar42
    So wait, he killed her because she WOULDN'T let him go see Avril? He's definitely messed up, I'd let him plea insanity.
    NoInnerKind
    This dude is gonna get it in jail. Could only imagine what will happen to him when he explains to the inmates that he killed his mother over Avril Lavigne tickets.
    tacobellman2007
    Jeez Louise, what a total psycho. Not dumbass, faggot, but PSYCHO. Over tickets that had to do with a concert from the PAST?!?!?!? That's ridiculous. This is why it isn't good to think about the things you want to change that have already passed. Move on. Rest In Peace Linda Bolek.
    slash.r0cks
    SW1970 wrote: ProgJazzMath wrote: Life in prison? Screw that. Kill his ass. No reason to waste tax dollars to give him three meals a day and a place to sleep. He murdered someone over Avril Lavigne tickets. He deserves the death penalty. Roger that! It's not about the money, rather that this dude is capable of killing his mother, wonder what he'd do to a total stranger?
    ^ This. He seriously has problems, I mean what kind of guy "unintentionally" stabs his mother nine times? Seems legit.