Man Kills Mother in Fight Over Avril Lavigne Tickets

If you’re having a bad day and you think you’re a real loser, take comfort.  Think of this guy.

Sun-Times Media Wire

Chicago – Robert Lyons won’t be attending an Avril Lavigne show for decades after a DuPage County jury convicted him of murdering his mother because she wouldn’t arrange tickets for him to one of the pop star’s concerts.

Lyons, 39, faces 20 years to life in prison when he is sentenced for beating and then fatally stabbing Linda Bolek in 2008 in the Carol Stream condo they shared.

Jurors deliberated for barely two hours Wednesday before convicting Lyons of first-degree murder in the brutal slaying, rejecting claims by Lyons’ attorneys that the killing was unintentional.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “Man Kills Mother in Fight Over Avril Lavigne Tickets

  • September 30, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Ridiculous story, Alan. Love the site, glad to see things are rolling for you, good luck with everything!


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