Barrington man facing murder charges in wife's death
WAUKEGAN, Ill. -- A Barrington man accused of killing his wife after a fight over a coffee maker is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing next month.
Sixty-five-year-old Larry R. Lotz is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the death of 59-year-old Karen Lotz.
Karen Lotz, a longtime employee at Harper College in Palatine, was shot multiple times in the couple's home early Friday. She later died at a hospital.
Police say Larry Lotz admitted in a videotaped statement that he shot his wife after the couple argued about him leaving the coffee maker on.
A message seeking comment from the attorney representing Lotz was left Monday morning.
Lotz is due in Lake County circuit court Feb. 8. He's being held on $3 million bond.