Man Gets 3 Life Sentences Plus 60 Years for Hoffman Estates Triple Murder

George Houde, Chicago Tribune, July 9, 2014

The man who murdered three members of a Hoffman Estates family and seriously wounded another in a 2009 knife attack was sentenced today to three life sentences without parole plus an additional 60 years.

D’Andre Howard, 26, showed no emotion as Cook County Judge Ellen Mandeltort delivered the sentence in a crowded Rolling Meadows courtroom.

D'Andre Howard

D’Andre Howard

Howard, who was convicted of first-degree murder and attempted murder in June, faced a mandatory life sentence in the stabbing deaths of Laura Engelhardt, 18; her father Alan Engelhardt, 57; and her grandmother Marlene Gacek, 73; and the attack on Laura’s mother, Shelly Engelhardt, who survived with serious injuries.

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From left: Jeff Engelhardt, Amanda Engelhardt, her daughter, and Shelly Engelhardt.

From left: Jeff Engelhardt, Amanda Engelhardt, her daughter with D’Andre Howard, and Shelly Engelhardt.

Assistant public defender Deana Binstock asked for leniency for Howard, saying he suffered from mental illness and “never had a chance in life.”

Assistant state’s attorney Maria McCarthy asked for the maximum sentence, saying Howard planned the murders and made family members “watch their loved ones dead and dying” in the home.

Mandeltort said the Engelhardt family welcomed Howard into its home and tried to give him support and a chance in life.

“His response was to murder three members of that family,” she said in handing down the sentence.

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His mother, Constance Taylor, handed reporters a written note after the hearing. It said, in part, “I would like to apologize to the (Englehardt) family for the pain that my son has caused. The family will remain in my prayers. We all have suffered through this trying time.”

Howard was taken from Taylor when he was 6 and became a ward of the state for the rest of his childhood. He met Amanda Engelhardt at a party in 2006 and they became involved, according to Amanda’s testimony during the June trial. {snip}

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The victims were found on April 17, 2009, in their home on Bluebonnet Lane in Hoffman Estates along with Howard, who was arrested the same day.

During the June trial, Howard spent about three hours testifying in his own defense, saying he was hearing voices and loud noises in his head when he tied up his fiancée Amanda Engelhardt and her mother Shelly Engelhardt and told them he was going to torture and murder the family in front of them.

When Laura Engelhardt woke up, Howard tied her up, too, but when he untied her briefly, she wrestled the knife from him and stabbed him superficially in the arm. That apparently set him off, and he started to wave his arms wildly, stabbing Laura and Shelly Engelhardt multiple times.

He later attacked Gacek and Alan Engelhardt as they each emerged from their upstairs bedrooms.

Howard has been in custody since the murders. Amanda Engelhardt, who was present but not injured during the attack, and Shelly Engelhardt both testified against Howard at the trial. {snip}

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  • Oil Can Harry

    When will these mudsharks learn?

  • MekongDelta69

    Another black who “never had a chance in life” + Another idiot White female = DEATH.

    • DNA Explains It All

      But only after helping this thing take a $hit in the gene pool!

    • propagandaoftruth

      They look like some form of libtards. Wow. Bye bye idiots.

      • M.Magog

        their form rhymes with the word “news”

        • propagandaoftruth

          Just as you sow shall you be reaped.

          Guess they figured that out too late…

          • M.Magog

            There is a mitzvah against wearing a fabric weaved of two different fibers. There is a mitzvah against planting two different crops in the same field.

    • Jack Burton

      He literally should have never had a chance at life and harming Whites, he should have been aborted.

    • Erasmus

      Pay attention, folks. The murder of this family illustrates why you need to have the Derbyshire talk with the people you love.

      Better to give them the talk, have them think you a racist but save their lives than not to have the talk, have them think you “progressive” and enlightened and have them killed by the diversity because you didn’t forewarn them.

    • Who Me?

      No, he got the idiot’s sister, instead.

  • Sighisoara

    If one bothers to do a search (and it’s pretty depressing), the number of these types of killings is insane.

    • ncpride

      Yes, we have an almost identical story like this one here in NC.

  • r j p

    Since I never heard about this on the news, I basically knew the color of the defendant.

  • So the stupid white b**** who is at the heart of this didn’t die? The whole family look like retards, posing with that sprog in arms. What is wrong with these people?

    All we can do now is use this as a warning to young white females. Perhaps the most shocking aspect of this case is how retarded and ugly the black looks. That creature has absolutely nothing going for him, but I suppose his penis was large enough to attract a white girl raised on interracial porn.

    White man: Shun her, shun the lot of them. Don’t be shy about expressing to them what retards they are.

    • John R

      “Liberalism is a mental disorder.”
      Michael Savage

      • Jack Burton

        I certainly believe liberalism causes mental disorders, but they’re not all mentally ill. That would suggest they’re not fully at fault, they’re impaired in some way, they really don’t know what they’re doing. That’s false. It’s much more than mental illness, they’re fully cognizant of what they’re doing and what their goals are, they are evil.

        • John R

          Good point. But you have to separate our enemies into two categories: The powerful ones, like Barry Obama, Hillary Clinton, and most of the unknown executives in Hollywood and the news media, from the millions of White people like this poor family who actually buy into this ideology. The ones at the top could not do what they do without the assistance of millions like these people. I feel sorry for these victims here. But it is people like them who are suffering a mental disorder.

          • PvtCharlieSlate

            I think you separate them into three categories: the evil arrogant at the top (Pelosi, Reed, Schumer, etc.); the arrogant ignorant (Ivy League yuppie scum and wannabes); the ignorant stupid (Congressional Black Caucus, etc.).

          • I think the better way to divide our enemies is the way that Willmot Robertson did in The Disposessed Majority.

            1. The people who go with the flow and go along to get along, the people that suck up to the zeitgeist (“Pussyfooters”)

            2. The plutocrats who are exploiting non-white lumpenproletariat masses in a pincher movement for their own benefit (“Gracchites”)

            3. Masses of our people that poodle along with the system to save their own hides (“Trucklers”)

            4. The hard core ideological cultists and true believers

            5. The violent anti-white revolutionaries (“Prodition”)

    • Rhialto

      Many White women think Black sex is worth the risk of lethal assault, which statistically is not that great.

      They assume that the abuse that they endure is just part of the price.

      The greatest risk that these women consider is that their Black man will dump them for other sex objects.

      • Cecil Broomsted

        Actually, the greatest risk is AIDS, syphilis, gonorrhea, or other STD. Destroying white DNA from any hybrid spawn is a given.

      • Yancy Derringer

        It’s not necessarily about sex. Some women have a strong nurturing instinct. And of course many misapply it, sometimes to horrifying results.

        • M.

          She probably thought he could “change”. Must’ve been thrilling. But at best he could’ve gone from being a ni***r to a negro, which he obviously didn’t.

      • Jack Burton

        That’s absolute nonsense.

        Some of them do it to spite White men, I’ve known plenty of those, some do it just because they’re stupid, and some do it because they’re fat and/or ugly and White men don’t want them.

        • Kenner

          Many are hyper-political leftists who are consciously choosing to end the white race.

          • UncleSham

            Barack Obama’s mother for example.

          • Jack Burton

            I support crazy leftists interbreeding, or not breeding at all. Either way they remove their dysfunctional genes from the White gene pool.

      • Erasmus

        Then let those white women alone suffer the consequences of their misbehavior.

        As others have said, shun members of your family who are coal burners. Let them endanger their own lives only. Don’t allow them to endanger yours or that of their other family members through misguided, pathologic altruism.

      • withcaution

        I doubt “black sex” is the primary driver for these women. I think the reckless confidence and aggressive “courting” that many blacks and middle-easterners use is the key. Even back in the 70’s I was amazed at the brazen attitudes young blacks would have when perusing women.

    • MBlanc46

      It ought to serve as a warning to white females, but I’m afraid that they won’t.

      • Hallie Eva

        Mr. Blanc, even bitter experience is not a sure thing.
        A consanguineous close relative [she is 21 and gorgeous], is currently cohabiting with a mulatto. Any mention to her mother of my concerns for the girl’s safety, no matter how gently delivered, are met with screaming abuse and name calling.
        Shocking is the fact that this coal burner girl was able to escape being gang raped by a Chicago High School basketball team, while her sister was overwhelmed and unable to run.
        I have mentioned this horrendous event in the past.

        • propagandaoftruth

          They yell and scream because they know you are right and hate their degeneration.

          If they wont’ shun her, you should shun them.

          • Hallie Eva

            It is a close relative whom I have watched come of age and otherwise adore for her good qualities.
            Very difficult business for me.

          • propagandaoftruth

            Understood.

        • MBlanc46

          I hope she makes it through and eventually sees the error of her ways.

          • Hallie Eva

            Thank you, Mr. Blanc. I just hope she does not fall pregnant before she awakens to her bad judgment.

      • Jack Burton

        There’s always going to be a minority of mentally ill/stupid/degenerate people in the population. That’s why we have laws to control anti-social behavior. Miscegenation was once against the law and considered a mental illness, along with homosexuality, they were categorized as paraphilias.

      • withcaution

        More likely fuels desire like a moth to a candle.

        • MBlanc46

          If I understand you correctly, I’m afraid that there’s something to what you say.

  • ncpride

    Mandeltort said the Engelhardt family welcomed Howard into its home and tried to give him support and a chance in life.

    (SIGH) One of those ridiculous ‘The Blindside’ moments. Some Whites will never learn.

  • LACountyRedneck

    There’s a bullet reading this story laughing out loud thinking “3 life sentences plus 60”, plus millions of tax dollars and they could have used me.

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    Never had a chance in life? Tell THAT to the people he murdered and their surviving loved ones and friends. He should depart this life with a hemp rope tightening around his neck the way murderers like him were executed in the past in the U.S. The tragedy here is someone’s good nature being used against her for the purpose of committing evil against not on her family and our race. Life behind bars is too good for him, he should be hung, tied to Old Sparky then electrocuted, or shot by a firing squad. Then in the hereafter, he will be asked by his maker and the souls of his victims, “What have you to say for yourself?” He’s as dull-witted as he is evil, a bad combination that our ruling elites is certainly trying to increase in prevalence among the rest of us.

    • DNA Explains It All

      I was thinking better maybe a couple weeks in stocks in the city square BEFORE the real fun starts.

      • DNA Explains It All

        Heck put the stocks where there are lots of blacks, they eat their own just fine as I recall, both figuratively and LITERALLY.

    • Howard was clearly “confused”, and this was just a “cry for help”.

      He clearly needs a personal recognizance bond and to be sent to live with the Clintons.

    • Erasmus

      Bringing a Homo Erectus to live among you, especially one hearing voices, is the epitome of irresponsibility.

      (Anyone here still not figured out why sub-Saharan countries in Africa run by Africans will always be dung heaps?)

  • ATBOTL

    What kind of man lets his daughter bring home something like that?

    • M.Magog

      a man with a short life expectancy

    • M.Magog

      A man who is going The “Retroactive Darwin Award” it erases one’s previous reproductive success.

  • IstvanIN

    I wonder how Amanda feels about being accessory to the murder of her family?

    • Sick of it

      She might just be elated, as it adds to her liberal street cred.

    • Pro_Whitey

      He din’ do nuffins, she said.

    • Jack Burton

      They were the ones who raised her and neglected to properly educate her about the world. They’re part of the problem.

  • Luca

    “He suffered from mental illness…”

    Well, apparently so does Amanda Engelhardt who bedded this useless piece of …

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      She looks like the typical mudshark: fat, ugly and low IQ. Whores deserve more respect than mudsharks. At least whores are smart enough to stay far away from negroes.

    • Jack Burton

      A family would have to be seriously mentally ill and stupid to allow miscegenation with their daughter and bring the subhuman into their home.

  • I think Howard needs a medal for that.

  • dd121

    This is kind of a win-win. The stupid liberals are dead and the perp is behind bars for good. I have no sympathy for any of them.

  • Kenner

    The victim’s pic should be displayed by ‘Ethno-masochism’ in the dictionary.

  • John R

    He is black, and an ugly one to boot, and had a history of mental problems? WHAT DID THIS WHITE WOMAN SEE IN HIM?????? But if a White man approaches a White woman, he had better have a good paying job; be good looking; be “sensitive”; cater to her every need, etc. Don’t tell me that White women don’t look at race. They do: One set of standards for their own, another for Negroes. This is just so sick on so many levels. I won’t write more, or I will get in trouble with the moderator!

  • Cecil Broomsted

    Where do I send the flowers?

    • M.Magog

      Race traitors don’t need flowers, just “water” the grass on their grave.

  • Alexandra1973

    I was raised in a fairly liberal home and no one had to tell me to stick with my own kind, it was more or less something you already knew.

    Not only that, but I personally find the idea of lying with a black man to be, well, disgusting.

    • I went to college in California and had some Chinese girlfriends. I have a Japanese wife, but doing *that* with blacks is just bestiality.

      • Alexandra1973

        Well, better Japanese than black, the way I see it.

        I’m not even 100% white myself…got that touch of Amerind. I’m told you can tell by my eyes that I have Amerind ancestry. Not a lot, just a tad.

      • M.Magog

        Ive said this before and I will say it again, they smell. It isn’t a subtle odor either. To me it smells like a cross between burning candle wax and bodily wastes. For years I thought they all used some similar type of weird cologne. but I realize now that it is a very strong odor that their body emits. I can tell when one is nearby even when I am looking down paying attention to my work.

        • r j p

          Black people sweat urine.
          If it isn’t the stink it is the overwhelming smell of AXE.

        • withcaution

          I see 1000’s of 3 and 4 year old cars that come off lease. Many of them from “diversity enriched” areas are so filthy and smelly it makes one nauseous. They’re hands are so filthy that they actually wear the paint off the window/lock and radio controls. I see many that are essentially junk in that short time period.

          • M.Magog

            “Their” not “They’re”

          • withcaution

            Don’t know what insane Looney Tunes decided that words that sound the same need different spellings but thinking people don’t buy into such stupidity. You have to stop people middle conversations and ask them which version of “their”they’re talking about? Or can your giant brain realized that context determines the meaning?

      • Jack Burton

        Cognitive dissonance is strong with this one.

    • Jack Burton

      That’s the natural instinct, which they’ve shown aversion to other races and preference for your own shows up with very young children. Liberals are so evil as to call babies racist.

  • M.Magog

    The two times in my life where I had a black friend, in each instance, there came a point when they suddenly turned violently angry and hateful and resentful. They made no sense in any thing they were saying, just much aggression . The “good natured”, “comical” negro I knew in college would, by the second year, start talking about how he wanted to kill someone ( Leopold and Loeb type of thinking), saying he wanted to experience “everything” in life. I had not had much contact with him that second year and when I heard him going on that rant I decided there would be no more at all. He was not doing well in school and by that time the “novelty” of his flamboyant, jovial personality had worn thin on everyone. and he was losing all of the friends that he had collected.
    Later on I made the same mistake again, a jovial, funny, seemingly good natured character came into my circle of friends,. Once again, his flamboyance and negro antics were a novelty to those in the circle. I kept my distance from him but there was one instance when I did go out to a bar with a group that included him. There was much talk from him about how he had gotten the female bartender, but I knew better than to believe it, then he became downright vile and hateful towards her, saying the most incredibly vile things about her right in front of her while she was working. I counted all of those people out after that, they seemed to tolerate him and I had enough.
    The point is that in both cases it would have been prudent to never have had any association with them at all. In earlier times of this country, that would have been possible. My experience has taught me that a negro is a negro. No matter how good the facade is it covers up an animal nature. I would even go so far as to say that those negroes that seem to try so hard to have “personality” and seem so ‘acceptable” are just compensating for an extremely unacceptable nature. They can not keep it up forever.
    RACE IS IMPORTANT! IT IS IMMUTABLE! RACE IS CHARACTER!!!!

    • Sloppo

      Right after I graduated from high school, I went to a very small Christian college. I was assigned a negro roommate. I was too racially ignorant to understand that I would have been reasonable to openly reject the situation, so I went along with it. I hated the smell of “afro-sheen” but I tolerated it because I didn’t want to seem “racist”. I got to know the fellow a bit and one day he showed me a hunk of human skin he kept in his top drawer. He explained it came from a human foot and that he “found” it. I thought that was very strange, but I pretty much kept my opinion to myself. Then one day he casually spoke of his having cut someone with a knife, as if it were something a normal person should be proud of. I don’t remember how that little tidbit came up in conversation, but it became increasingly obvious to me that this fellow was very unlike people in my family. I suppose the most important learning opportunity I had at that school was about African behavioral norms.

  • TL2014

    Can’t fix stupid.

  • Jack Burton

    LOL high IQ doesn’t exactly fit that picture.

    Look at the male’s posture and goofy facial expression, shoulders slumped over, very effeminate, stupid… American Eloi.

    • Hallie Eva

      Not too much gray matter there.
      The Engelhardts are definitely a family of decanted delta minuses end to end.

  • Sloppo

    Assistant public defender Deana Binstock asked for leniency for Howard, saying he suffered from mental illness and “never had a chance in life.”

    Binstock: Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Bienstock.

  • 4321realist

    I wonder how long it will take the thing in grandma’s arms to evolve to the point where she finishes off both grandma and Amanda. I’m assuming it’s a female.

    The dreg who caused it all is still around to find another dashing, brilliant, handsome rogue like the one in the photo.

    He was troubled they say? What was his motto? “Support mental health or I’ll kill you?”

  • Who Me?

    The murdering savage never even got around to killing the one he should have gotten rid of. Instead, he killed her sister, her father and her grandmother, all of whom presumably did nothing to him. They are a clueless-looking bunch. Oh, and wonders never cease! He actually has his eyes open in the above photo. I think it’s been years since I saw a pic of a black (male or female) with it’s eyes anything but half closed.

    • I guess this proves that someone who is going to carve up a family in a berserk rage isn’t necessarily going to be rational about it.

  • Magician

    imagine how much tax will be spent to keep this man in jail for the rest of his life and to feed the mulatto kid….

  • Shawn_thefemale

    I can’t even, in the darkest corners of my imagination, understand why any -ANY – human female could possibly be attracted to that creature. There isn’t the remotest redeeming feature about it whatsoever. Thank you, you white idiot female – just look at the nightmarish disaster YOU brought on your family. Aren’t you proud?

    • Kenner

      It’s less a face than a mask.

    • Magician

      There are some liberal white people who live to prove that they are not racists by dating and marrying non-whites. It was not that she was truly attracted to this criminal, but it was just that she just had to prove that she is not a racist.

      I also have trouble understanding why some white men, ( even very successful and well-mannered ones ) go for unattractive Asian women instead of attractive Asian women. I often see quite a few at least moderately attractive East Asian women everywhere I go in my area. They are always either walking alone or with her Asian boyfriend. I never see an attractive East Asian woman in the arms of a white male.

  • She probably was cheating on him, but I doubt Howard now thinks three life sentences plus 60 years is a price worth paying. Someone a bit brighter (read “lighter”) and with better impulse control might have considered that in advance.

  • In a fair and truly a just society, this murderer would be put to death

  • MBlanc46

    Well, I’ll say this much for you, you sure do read the history of the last fifty years differently than I do.

    • that’s a government troll . . .spreading disharmony within the ranks ..

  • MBlanc46

    Fifty years of male bashing–and raking men over the coals in the family courts–and she makes if all about the sufferings of women (blonde jokes and Playboy). I absolutely want women to be as satisfied with their lives as the human condition allows, but I’m fed up with being bashed simply for being male.

  • withcaution

    “White men are the biggest consumers of interracial porn. Also of
    violently nasty S&M porn, which most often has white women as the
    victims.”

    You’ve been brainwashed! Google images; “hot sex” and the first 100 photos (and google orders things by most clicked) that come up won’t contain any odd porn. S&M and interracial and gay are for oddballs.

  • withcaution

    High IQ is the ability to resist manipulation, but education is akin to garbage in garbage out. The pope, a rabbi and a cleric are all highly educated but obviously at least 2 of them are idiots.

  • withcaution

    They’re like africanized honey bees. Once the switch is flipped, they’ll go into a killing frenzy. Watch how blacks “swarm” when in an altercation with a white. hitting stomping, kicking till they’re exhausted or chased away.

  • M.Magog

    I doubt we smell to them. It is said we smell like butter to asians, yet they do not smell to us. The one with the stinger odor does not smell the odor of the one with the weaker odor/

  • Usually Much Calmer

    I don’t know enough to say that white women hate themselves, but the above attitude is not healthy for men, not healthy for women, and definitely not healthy for our race.

    Thanks for pointing this out.

  • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

    This one wasn’t on the MSM, but the other one where a white man was the perp, was. Big surprise…