Cash-strapped student charged in Illinois lawyer’s death


EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) – A cash-strapped 28-year-old pharmacy student has been charged in the stabbing death of a prominent Illinois attorney whose firm touts more than $3 billion in compensation for clients. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the St. Louis College of Pharmacy confirmed Tuesday that Timothy Michael Banowetz was enrolled as a student in the fall. Banowetz is accused of fatally stabbing 47-year-old Randy Gori and holding two children captive Saturday night at Gori’s home in Edwardsville, Illinois.Investigators would not comment on any motive, but the crime also included the theft of Gori’s 2020 Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV, along with cash and the children’s cellphones.

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