Woman charged with murder in boyfriend's Elgin death

August 21, 2012 8:47:50 AM PDT
A 34-year-old woman has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 55-year-old boyfriend in Elgin.

On Saturday around 3:45 p.m., police were called to 132 S. State Street, apartment #7, in Elgin for a report of a man not breathing. Elgin officers found Michael N. Mielczarek not breathing. Elgin Fire Department paramedics transported Mielczarek to Provena St. Joseph Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Mielczarek apparently got into a fight with his live-in girlfriend, Nora P. Peterson. Police say Peterson struck Mielczarek in the head with items, including a frying pan, causing him to fall and strike his head on the floor. He stopped breathing and Peterson called 911 for an ambulance.

The Kane County Coroner's Office conducted an autopsy today and concluded the cause of death to be blunt force trauma to the head.

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