LA GRANGE, Ill. (Chicago Tribune) -- DeAngelo Hughes, 25, is charged with first-degree murder in the Friday morning shooting death of his stepfather Curtis Lee Clark, 51, in their shared Bluff Avenue residence.
Clark was pronounced dead on the scene; an autopsy revealed two gunshot wounds to the head and three on his thigh and lower back. Clark was a security guard who, according to records, was dating Hughes’ mother off and on for 20 years.
Hughes is scheduled to return to court Tuesday.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports Hughes, a Navy veteran, admitted he fatally shot his mother’s boyfriend at their apartment because the man was planning to kill him as part of a “blood sacrifice for the Illuminati.”
Hughes reportedly admitted to the shooting during a videotaped interview and claimed that Clark and a family member were plotting to kill him and that Clark “wanted him to turn gay,” prosecutors said.
After the shooting, Clark’s son called his father using FaceTime and recognized Hughes when he picked up.