Barrington man facing murder charges in wife's death

Posted1/18/2016 7:00 AM

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.

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