Illinois man guilty of stabbing former boss 111 times - KMOV.com

Illinois man guilty of stabbing former boss 111 times

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) -- Will County jurors have convicted a northeastern Illinois man of stabbing his former boss 111 times at a Peotone horse farm.

Will County prosecutors accused 26-year-old Martin Gomez of St. Anne of then using stolen bloody money to buy drugs. The body of 58-year-old Joseph Salamie was found in a ditch along a road in May 2007. Jurors also convicted Gomez of armed robbery and home invasion.

Prosecutors said Salamie fled his home after he was first attacked but Gomez chased him to make sure he was dead.

Gomez represented himself and filed dozens of motions before his trial. During his closing arguments Gomez questioned prosecutors' case and told jurors there were unanswered questions.

Gomez's sentencing is set for June 21. He faces 20 to 60 years in prison.

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