Man accused of stalking woman kills her-after learning Illinois abolished death penalty

A 20-year-old Canadian man named Dmitry Smirnov methodically stalked and tracked a Westmont woman before killing her Wednesday night in Oak Brook — even stopping to reload his gun and continue shooting during the attack.

“Smirnov had done research on the Internet to determine if Illinois had the death penalty, deciding to go through with Vesel’s murder when he discovered it does not”. – Robert Berlin, DuPage County State’s Attorney, April 14, 2011


A true nut job, but someone who murdered because he knew he could do so.