An Arizona man strangled his friend with two electrical cords in her Logan Square apartment and then used the woman’s Link card hours later, Cook County prosecutors said Tuesday.
John Skyblue Antone had left Bernadette Glomski on the couch with her jacket covering her neck after the April 2015 murder in the 2500 block of West Moffat, Assistant State’s Attorney Becky Walters said.
When her friends came in the next day, the pals thought the 58-year-old was sleeping and left her there, Walters said.
One of those friends had been with Antone and Glomski in the basement apartment on April 13, 2015.
The next day, one of the friends came back and found Glomski in the same position, Walters said.
This time, the friend went closer and realized Glomski was dead. The friend called 911.
Glomski had a bruise on her left upper cheek and marks and bruising around her neck, Walters said. The two wires around her neck included a cellphone charging cable, Walters said.
Glomski was wearing a glove on her right hand that looked as if it was discolored by bleach, Walters said. A bottle of bleach, a knife and several cans of beer were on a table next to Glomski’s lifeless body, Walters said.
A rape kit was administered.
Meanwhile, on April 15, 2015, Walters said video surveillance showed Antone used Glomski’s Link card at a gas station. He never came back to Glomski’s apartment, Walters said.
Recent tests concluded Antone’s DNA was found on Glomski, Walters said. His DNA also cannot be eliminated as a possible source found on the ligature cord and his palm print was found on the bleach bottle, Walters said.
Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. ordered 29-year-old Antone, of Sacaton, Arizona, held without bail on Tuesday.
Antone has previous convictions for armed robbery and aggravated DUI in Arizona.
He has held jobs in the automotive industry and other labor trades, an assistant public defender said.