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Flossmoor teen says he was bullied, planned to kill brother: authorities

Updated: December 22, 2013 5:15PM



A Flossmoor teen was ordered held on $2 million bond Sunday after he was charged with killing his older brother.

Michael Tigue, 15, who has been charged as an adult with first degree murder, told authorities that bullying drove him to commit the crime.

“The defendant indicated [he’d been the victim of] prior bullying and later admitted to planning the attack,” Assistant State’s Attorney Shawn Abraham said during the Sunday afternoon bond hearing.

Police in the south suburb were summoned the family’s home about a domestic disturbance just before 1 a.m. Friday and found Steven Tigue, 25, inside the residence with multiple stab wounds, authorities said.

The younger Tigue allegedly waited for his brother in an upstairs bedroom and began to attack him with a golf club when he got home.

The 25-year-old wrestled the club away from his brother, who then pulled out a steak knife and began stabbing him in the chest, prosecutors said.

Their mother, Patricia Tigue, heard the commotion and broke up the fight. She then told Michael to call his brother an ambulance, authorities said.

Steven Tigue died a short time later at South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

It’s the first reported homicide case in Flossmoor in more than 30 years, authorities said.



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