October 30, 2008
Jason Marksteiner - Murdered And Raped His Sister-In-Law As His Wife And Kids Slept In The Same Room
Marksteiner's MySpace Profile
McGrew's MySpace Profile
LeRoy, Illinois (The Weekly Vice) -- Jason Marksteiner, a 21-year-old LeRoy man has been arrested and charged with killing and sexually assaulting his pregnant sister-in-law as his wife and kids slept in the same room. Told investigators that he was frustrated with his sex life.
Mclean County authorities say Marksteiner bludgeoned his sister-in-law Jodi McGrew's head with a rock and then sexually assaulted the 19-year-old woman while strangling her.
Investigators say Marksteiner confessed to the murder, telling detectives that he, his wife and McGrew had been drinking the night before at his parents house. Marksteiner told authorities that after the two women went to sleep, he went outside to have a cigarette, according to prosecutors.
That's not the only thing Markstener went out to get, say investigators.
"The statements he gave to detectives were that he grabbed a rock outside and went back into the residence, hit the victim in the head with a rock and sexually assaulted her," said Asst. State's Attorney Kim Cambell.
Marksteiner allegedly confessed to hitting McGrew in the head with the rock at least 15 times and strangled her during the sexual assault to keep her quiet, according to police.
McGrew's autopsy revealed that she died from blunt force trauma to the head, with strangulation as a contributing factor. It was also revealed that McGrew was in her second trimester of pregnancy at the time of the attack (about 5 months along).
So what reason does this worm have for murdering an expectant mother?
"He indicated he was frustrated with sexual relations with his wife and wanted sex," said Asst. State's Attorney Campbell who went on to say Merksteiner could not explain why he wanted to harm McGrew, but admitted to having thoughts about hurting her.
McGrew's sister reportedly woke up about 6:15 a.m. Tuesday morning to find her dead sister naked on the floor and immediately called 911. When police arrived, they found Marksteiner also naked on the floor alongside McGrew with blood stained hands.
Jason Marksteiner was reportedly in police custody by 7 a.m. after being forced to taser the man in order to get him subdued. He was first treated for an injury at St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington and then booked into the McLeon County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond.
Marksteiner now faces three counts of murder and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
It's hard to say how significant this is, but this worm - which seemed to get glowing remarks from some neighbors - wasn't able to bring himself to admit he was married on his MySpace profile - advertising himself as single.
I included McGrew's MySpace profile here because I think it's important that readers get a better sense of the real person that has been lost by this grieving family. A young mom who had plans in place for taking care of her expected child. And yet, this troll couldn't bring himself to offer even a half-assed explanation for why he did it.
We send our deepest condolences to Jodi's family.
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Posted by Danny Vice at 2:52:00 PM