Trial begins for cable man charged with ’06 murder

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Opening statements are underway in the trial of a cable repair man accused of a killing that some say police could have prevented.

Anthony Triplett is charged in the murder of a woman in her home on the Southwest Side seven years ago.

Authorities say Triplett raped and killed Urszula Sakowska, 23,  after going to her house to repair her internet service on Dec. 8, 2006.

He’s also suspected of killing Janice Ordidge, 39,  in her Hyde Park home seven weeks earlier.

Sakowska’s family says Chicago police failed to send DNA evidence from Ordidge’s murder to the state crime lab in time to make a match with Triplett.

Between the two killings, Comcast allowed Triplett to continue making service calls.

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3 comments

  • calvin

    my first reaction to this article was that i couldn't believe that it was so long ago……..then my reaction was, how could it possibly take 6 and a half yrs. to go to trial…..what gives?

    • Wasted $$

      Agreed. Why the heck 6 1/2 yrs to go to trial. Meanwhile our tax dollars feed, house, provide entertainment, workout equipment and the like for this scumbag!!! Anyone else sick of wasting taxpayer money???

      • kirby1414

        Very sick of it – – Both comments are well said…Is this the NORM for Illinois? Are any other states as negligent as Illinois. I know that we have a corrupt state – corrupt politicians, etc. BUT! Shouldn't these trials be more timely?? And PLEASE bring back the death penalty – – think of all the $$$ that could have been saved had this maggot been executed years ago~