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Woman Charged With Murder In Silkworm Crash

An allegedly suicidal woman is accused of deliberately causing a high-speed crash in Niles, Ill., that killed three Chicago rock musicians, including, as previously reported, Silkworm drummer Michael

An allegedly suicidal woman is accused of deliberately causing a high-speed crash in Niles, Ill., that killed three Chicago rock musicians, including, as previously reported, Silkworm drummer Michael Dahlquist.

Jeannette Sliwinski, 23, was charged with first-degree murder and was being held under guard at a hospital after she was denied bond Friday. Cook County (Ill.) Assistant State's Attorney Colleen Daly said prosecutors might seek the death penalty.

Sliwinski, of Morton Grove, allegedly told investigators that she had been in a fight with her mother before the crash and wanted to take her own life.

Police said Sliwinski was driving at least 70 mph and had run three red lights when her car rammed the musicians' car at an intersection in the northern Chicago suburb Thursday.

Police said Dahlquist, 39, John Glick, 35, and Douglas Meis, 29, were on their lunch break from their day jobs at the audio equipment manufacturer Shure and were stopped at a red light when their car was struck from behind.

Skokie police said both cars were flipped over by the impact of the crash, and the musicians' car struck another vehicle, causing two injuries.


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