Antioch Man Ordered To Be Held Without Bond for the Fatal Shooting of His Neighbor

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Lake County State's Attorneys Office


April 26, 2023


For Immediate Release
Contact: Sara Avalos
(224) 374-2376

Antioch Man Ordered To Be Held Without Bond for the Fatal Shooting of His Neighbor

Ettore Lacchei

Ettore Lacchei

(Lake County, IL) Today, a Lake County Judge approved a no bond motion against an Antioch man charged with the fatal shooting of his neighbor. 

Ettore Lacchei, 79, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder on April 25, 2023, after Lake County Sheriff’s detectives executing a search warrant at his home recovered the firearm likely used to shoot victim, William Martys, 59. While conducting the search warrant, detectives also discovered Lacchei had sold his home and had plans to leave the country.  

After charged were approved, Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart said, “I am proud of the work of the Sheriff’s Office, our First Assistant Lauren Callinan, and Chief of Criminal Jeff Facklam who worked closely with detectives on this investigation. When arguments between neighbors and social media disputes turn into deadly attacks, we must not only seek incarceration for the offenders, but also find ways to use our courts, our law enforcement partners, and our community to keep firearms out of the hands of dangerous people. We will support the victims and seek justice in the court room.” 

On April 12, 2023, the Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of an unresponsive man on a driveway in unincorporated Antioch. When Sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene, Antioch Paramedics were already on scene conducting lifesaving measures. Martys was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.   

Further investigation shows that while Martys was utilizing a leaf blower in his yard, he was approached by Lacchei and both men got into an argument that resulted in Lacchei shooting Martys in the head.  

Lacchei is being held in the Lake County Jail. His next court date is scheduled for May 25, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. 


Lake County State's Attorney's Office
18 N. County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085  
Phone: (847) 377-3000