Digital Access

Digital Access
Access mysuburbanlife.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Print Edition

Print Edition
Subscribe now to the print edition of Suburban Life.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Get text messages on your mobile phone or PDA with news, weather and more from mySuburbanLife.com.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
Our My Suburban Life Daily Update will send you all of the news you need to keep up with the pace of news in DuPage and Cook County.
Police Reports

Wheaton man sentenced to 55 years in prison for murder of neighbor

Michael Delaney
Michael Delaney

WHEATON – Michael Delaney, 49, of Wheaton, has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for stabbing and killing his neighbor Michael Scalzo, according to a release from the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office.

On June 19, 2009, Scalzo and several friends were working in a neighborhood garage, according to the release. During the course of the day, Delaney threatened the group, culminating with Scalzo confronting Delaney around 8:30 p.m. Delaney then proceeded to beat him before pulling a kitchen knife and stabbing him six times before fleeing.

The Wheaton Police Department arrived at the scene several minutes later and apprehended Delaney.

After five and a half hours of deliberation, a jury found Delaney guilty of first degree murder without the possibility of parole. The sentence was handed down by Judge Daniel Guerin.

Loading more