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Crime & Courts

Psychiatric exam ordered for woman charged with allegedly running over boyfriend

Kathleen Vulpitta charged in incident at Pheasant Run Resort on Sept. 6

Kathleen Vulpitta, 56, of River Grove, remains in DuPage County Jail on a $2 million bond after being charged with allegedly running over and killing her boyfriend at Pheasant Run Resort on Sept. 6. She has pleaded not guilty.
Kathleen Vulpitta, 56, of River Grove, remains in DuPage County Jail on a $2 million bond after being charged with allegedly running over and killing her boyfriend at Pheasant Run Resort on Sept. 6. She has pleaded not guilty.

ST. CHARLES – A psychological/psychiatric exam has been ordered for a 56-year-old River Grove woman charged with allegedly running over and killing her boyfriend at Pheasant Run Resort on Sept. 6.

Kathleen Vulpitta remains in DuPage County Jail on a $2 million bond after being charged with first degree murder in the death of Earl K. Hagen, 61, of Plainfield. She has pleaded not guilty.

DuPage County Judge Brian Telander ordered the exam following a request by Vulpitta's attorney, Lawrence Sommers. Her next court hearing is set for 9 a.m. Nov. 14.

At approximately 9:20 p.m. Sept 6, the St. Charles Police Department and medics responded to a medical assist call at Pheasant Run Resort, according to a news release from the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office. Upon their arrival, medics found Hagen unresponsive in the west parking lot at Pheasant Run Resort, 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 Resort and at some point in time that evening, the pair left their room and went to the parking lot, the release stated. While in the parking lot, Vulpitta allegedly entered Hagen's vehicle and drove over him.

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