One Chicago The tenant was charged with the murder and dismemberment of his landlord, whose body was found inside a freezer at his home following an eviction notice, authorities said.
Sandra Kolalou, 36, has been charged with the murder of Frances Walker, 69, who was reported missing by another resident on October 10.
Landlord Called Police About Tenant “Many Times” Family Says, Five Times In November Alone
Walker’s family told ABC7 that the homeowner called the police to Kolalou “several times,” with records showing authorities responded to the home five times this month alone.
Walker’s niece admits that Kolalou has “rights as a tenant,” but added “if you’re concerned for your safety… the landlord should have rights too.”
“They have rights as tenants, but if you are concerned for your safety or have a problem, a landlord must have rights not only as a landlord but also as a tenant of the domain, ‘ said granddaughter Cory Walker.
Police say Francis Walker was dismembered in her own home. Sandra Kolalou is currently facing murder charges.
– Charlie De Mar (@CharlieDeMar) October 13, 2022
Walker’s niece went on to say that she felt “law enforcement’s hands are tied,” but her death “changed the trajectory of our lives.”
“I feel like their hands are tied or maybe something could have been done differently. It has changed the trajectory of our lives. It is leaving such a hole.”
The conflicted relationship between landlord and tenant, ends in a screaming match on the night of the murder
On Wednesday, a prosecutor at Kolalou’s hearing noted that she had a controversial relationship with Walker, and things escalated into a screaming match on the night of the murder, authorities said. blame said.
Law enforcement also confirmed that Walker placed an eviction notice on Kolalou’s doorstep the day before her death.
“That’s most likely what escalated this thing that caused the defendant to become extremely angry and commit this terrible act,” Chicago Police Chief Brendan Deenihan told ABC7 at the time.
Look! Here is another image of the killer, Sandra Kolalou… pic.twitter.com/IjiUmQ5Yqy
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Kolalou has also been charged with concealing a killer’s death as well as aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and is currently being held without bail, according to the source.
The New York Post reported that earlier this year, Kolalou had previously been charged to cause bodily harm.
Meanwhile, a Facebook fundraiser, organized by the Walker family to cover cremation and funeral costs, will take place on Saturday.
Homeowner survived by her husband, raising funds on Facebook for funeral and cremation expenses
Walker is survived by her husband, a Bulgarian immigrant, as well as several siblings and extended family, according to the Post.
The church’s music director told ABC7 she has been playing the organ at Queen of the Apostles Parish for over 20 years.
JUDGMENT: Chief Detective Brendan Deenihan announces charges of First Degree Murder against Sandra Kolalou, 36. The victim was found dead on October 10 at her home at 5900 blk of N. Washtenaw. @ ChicagoCAPS20 # ChicagoPolice https://t.co/0Saml9dndi pic.twitter.com/Q4EP9h5HgH
– Tom Ahern (@TomAhernCPD) October 12, 2022
“[Walker] Stuart Thompson, music director at Queen of the Apostles Parish, told ABC7.
A neighbor added that the neighborhood hasn’t been the same since the news of Walker’s death broke.
“It was really devastating, like I even had a hard time going home last night. I’m at my friend’s house. I feel more secure when I’m with my parents and everything about him,” Raymond Truong said.
Kolalou is expected to return to court on October 31, the Post reported.