Officers, during a court hearing Tuesday, described what they found when they arrived at Engelhardt home in Hoffman Estates and found three people murdered.
The Engelhardt family in an undated photo. In the front are Amanda and Jeff. Standing behind are Alan, Laura and Shelly Engelhardt.
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A police officer who arrived first at the scene of a 2009 triple homicide in Hoffman Estates testified he walked past five people lying on the floor, some dead, some injured, before coming to Marie Engelhardt sitting on a sofa, holding her wounded granddaughter's hand.