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Man pleads guilty to fatally stabbing his mom outside her bar

Cezar Henry Waskowski  |   Cook County Sheriff's office photo

Cezar Henry Waskowski | Cook County Sheriff's office photo

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A Portage Park man pleaded guilty Tuesday in the fatal stabbing of his mother outside her Northwest Side bar in 2011.

Cezar Henry Waskowski pleaded guilty to first-degree murder for killing his mother, Henryka Waskowski, and Judge Evelyn Clay sentenced him to 28 years in prison, Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokesman Stephen Campbell said. By law, he must serve 100 percent of the sentence. He is a suspect in the murder of his father, Cezar Waskowski, later the same day, but he was never charged.

Waskowski, 32, of the 3700 block of North Kilpatrick, stabbed his mother outside her tavern, Henryka’s, in the 5700 block of West Irving Park Road, about 2 a.m. on June 6, 2011, authorities said.

Police said Waskowski chased his mother down the street and stabbed her multiple times. A 34-year-old man who worked at the bar tried to intervene, and Waskowski stabbed him, too.

Henryka Waskowski, of the 6400 block of West Berteau, was pronounced dead about an hour later.

While investigating the murder of Henryka Waskowski, police found the body of her husband, Cezar Waskowski, 73, in his home in the 3700 block of North Kilpatrick. He died from multiple stab wounds, and his death was ruled a homicide.

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