Prosecutors: Man Who Killed Mother Was Facing Homeland Security Probe

Another great reason to kill a family member. killing her to protect her from a federal investigation of his illegal activity. Sounds like a great idea. Take the pressure off of dear mom by shooting her in a parking lot of a church.

CBS Chicago

Updated 08/30/13 – 11:08 a.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — The 27-year-old man accused of killing his mother outside a suburban church on Thursday allegedly confessed to killing her to protect her from a federal investigation of his own illegal activity.

Michael Bassaly, of Downers Grove, was denied bond when he appeared before a DuPage County judge Friday morning on a murder charge for allegedly shooting his mother to death early Thursday.

Yvonne Bassaly, 61, was found Thursday morning in the parking lot of St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Burr Ridge. She’d been shot in the head. Michael Bassaly called 911 after shooting her.

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In court, prosecutors said Michael Bassaly confessed to being involved in an illegal scheme involving fake applications for asylum, and was being investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. That investigation had started only two days ago.

He allegedly confessed that…

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