State’s Attorney calls Jesus Larosa “a ruthless killer”
Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow says Jesus Larosa is a “ruthless killer” who savagely beat to death an 85-year-old man.” Larosa was convicted in the 2014 death of Alfred Hilton in Crete Township. The 85-year-old victim was found in his home after he missed a church event.
Glasgow and Will County Sheriff Mike Kelley announced that Jesus Larosa has been convicted of murdering Hilton and ransacking his house. The victim was strangled with a telephone cord and beaten. Several items were stolen from the home.
Sheriff’s detectives worked the case for 15 months and apprehended Larosa in Texas. After the warrant was issued for his arrest, Larosa fled to Alabama and was brought back to Will County for prosecution.
The jury deliberated for approximately four and a half hours before finding Larosa guilty on three counts of first degree murder. Sentencing is scheduled for May 17. Larosa served 20 years for a prior murder conviction and was out on parole when Hilton was murdered. He faces a mandatory life sentence.
“Jesus Larosa is a ruthless killer who savagely beat and strangled the life out of a defenseless senior citizen after already serving his prison sentence for committing a previous murder,” Glasgow said. “The guilty verdict here ensures that this twice- convicted murderer driven by an abandoned and malignant heart will spend the rest of his days in a cold, dark prison cell.”
Glasgow credited Will County Sheriff Mike Kelley and the Sheriff’s detectives in the Investigation Division for the dedicated and diligent investigation that enabled prosecutors to obtain a guilty verdict.