A look back at the most read stories of the past 12 months.
It is hard to believe that another year is coming to an end. Here at Palos Patch we are marking the passing of time with a look back at some of the stories that defined this year in your town. Our first look at 2011 in Palos focuses on the most read stories of the past 12 months.
Accused accomplices in murders of John and Maria Granat told to submit to DNA tests. The three and the Granats' son appeared in court Monday.
Each one was brought in separately, and each time the judge had the same thing to say. The four teens charged in the brutal beating deaths of John and Maria Granat, of Palos Townsip, appeared in court today. Judge Peter Felice ordered Christopher Wyma, 17, of Bridgeview, Mohammad Salahat, 17, of Chicago Ridge, and Ehab Qasem, 19, of Hickory Hills, to submit to DNA swabs. The trio was indicted by a grand jury last week. Prosecutors say the three teens worked with John Granat 17, to kill his parents and steal about $35,000 from their home near Palos Park on Sept. 11. The couple was beaten with baseball bats and Maria Granat was stabbed 20 times, prosecutors said. Read: Son and Three Friends Plotted to Murder Palos Township Couple For …