A Chicago man was arrested Saturday for the brutal murder of his father after he reportedly posted selfies on Facebook following the killing.
Carlton Edmondson, 26, is accused of murdering and mutilating 61-year-old Carl Edmondson in the father’s Chicago home, Fox News reports.
The father apparently tried to get protective orders from his son in the past few months – in August and in October. Carlton was served with a court order to stay away from his father on November 20.
Carlton’s uncle notified police over the weekend that he had seen his nephew inside Carl’s home when he knew he wasn’t supposed to be there.
The 26-year-old answered the door when police arrived and told them his father was “at the hospital.” Police searched the home and found Carl’s body at the bottom of a flight of stairs in the basement. His skull was crushed and brain matter was splattered on the floor and walls. His penis had also been cut off.
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He died from multiple injuries from the assault, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office determined.
Prosecutors say Carlton posted selfies to Facebook after killing his father. The jacket he’s wearing in the pictures is reportedly splattered with blood. Police found the jacket at the scene.
On Tuesday, a judge ordered the 26-year-old out of the courtroom during his bond hearing when he would not stop shouting and mumbling. He was reportedly claiming to be innocent.
“Not guilty! It wasn’t me. It wasn’t his jacket.”
When Assistant State’s Attorney Julia Ramirez read off his charges – including murder and violating an order of protection – the alleged murderer grinned and yelled that there was no longer an order of protection to violate.
“The order of protection is gone. He is no longer living.”
Court records indicate that Carlton was arrested five days before his father’s murder after he threw a brick through one of Carl’s home’s windows. He was released on bond.
Carlton is currently being held without bond.
[Feature Photo: Chicago Police Department]