Murder charges filed in Lakeview slaying

Adan Granados | Chicago Police Department

First degree murder charges have been filed against a man who police say called 911 after he fatally stabbed his own 21-year-old son on Friday morning in their Lakeview home.

Adan Granados, 44, is held in lieu of $50,000 bail. He will need to post a $5,000 deposit bond to go free before trial.

Authorities previously said a 44-year-old man called 911 at 11:48 a.m. Friday to report that he had just stabbed someone. Officers arrived at the Granados home on the 800 block of West Dakin and found 21-year-old Jesus Adan Granados dead with a stab wound to his neck.

In court on Sunday, prosecutors said Adan Granados told authorities the stabbing was connected to his son’s alleged drug use, according to the Chicago Tribune:

The elder Granados told detectives he stabbed his son for fear that his drug-addled son might harm him and his family, prosecutors said. The domestic stabbing was tied to drug tension that had arisen between father and son since the younger Granados and his girlfriend moved into his father’s home on Dakin Street about three weeks ago, prosecutors said during a bail hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building.

Since then, the son’s alleged drug use was a source of tension between them and came to a climax the day of the stabbing when Jesus Granados smoked a combination of marijuana and crystal meth, prosecutors said in court.

The slaying of Jesus Granados compounds a tragic year for the Granados family: Jesus’s younger brother, William Granados, was fatally shot over the summer as he sat in a car in the Little Village neighborhood. He was 16-years-old.

Social media posts made in August described Adan Granados as a hard-working employee of El Mariachi restaurant in Lakeview.

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