John E. Balistreri Charged With The Beating Death Of His 77-year-old Father

Balistreri beat his father with a 2×4 after an argument that resulted with an insult to his girlfriend.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 16, 2015

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – On Tuesday, John Edward Balistreri, 40, was charged with one felony count for 1st-degree reckless homicide for the April 10 beating death of his father, John B. Balistreri, 77. The suspect told police that he became angry after his father insulted his girlfriend during an argument at the 2300 block of S. 13 Street.
The suspect choked and then grabbed a 2×4 and beat his father with it. His father died of the injuries sustained from the beating. Edward admitted to police that he has anger problems and wanted treatment.
A cash bail of $250K was set for Edward, if convicted, he is facing up to 60 years in prison.

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