Mother: Cop, Not Ex-Boyfriend, Deserves Prison Time

The night of the crash, Chicago Heights Police Officer Chris Felicetti pulled LaFond over and arrested her for driving with a suspended license.

She blames the officer for handing over her keys to a heavily intoxicated Conner, then 22, after telling the officer she was the designated driver.

“That’s when I grabbed my keys and told him again [that] he cannot drive my car, he has been drinking. And that’s when he said, ‘Everything is going to be under control,'” she recalled.

In legal filings, Chicago Heights has contended LaFond wanted Conner to drive her son home that night. At Conner’s sentencing, Will County Judge Edward Burmilla indicated LaFond bears some of the blame.


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