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Crime & Courts

Woman charged with murder after allegedly running over boyfriend at Pheasant Run in St. Charles

Kathleen Vulpitta, 56, of River Grove in custody on $2 million bond

Kathleen Vulpitta, 56, of River Grove remains in the DuPage County Jail on a $2 million bond after being charged with running over and killing her boyfriend Sept. 6 at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.
Kathleen Vulpitta, 56, of River Grove remains in the DuPage County Jail on a $2 million bond after being charged with running over and killing her boyfriend Sept. 6 at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.

ST. CHARLES – A 56-year-old River Grove woman remains in the DuPage County Jail on a $2 million bond after being charged with running over and killing her boyfriend Sept. 6 at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.

Kathleen Vulpitta has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Earl K. Hagen, 61, of Plainfield. Her next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 1 in front of Judge Brian Telander. 

At about 9:20 p.m. Sept. 6, the St. Charles Police Department and medics responded to a medical assist call at Pheasant Run, according to a news release from the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office. Upon their arrival, medics found Hagen unresponsive in the resort's west parking lot, the release stated.

Hagen had bruising and tire marks across his chest consistent with being run over by a vehicle, according to the release. An investigation led by the St. Charles Police Department resulted in charges against Vulpitta, the release stated.

Vulpitta and Hagen were staying at Pheasant Run, and at some point in time that evening, the pair left their room and went to the parking lot, according to the release. While in the parking lot, Vulpitta allegedly entered Hagen's vehicle and drove over him, the release stated.

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