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Teen charged with 
murder allowed visits

ST. CHARLES – An Algonquin teen accused of killing his father will be allowed visits from his high school principal and counselor, as well as a minister.

Sixteen-year-old David Szalonek’s attorney, Brian Telander, said that prosecutors also turned over about 300 pages of records and eight DVDs on Thursday.

Szalonek, who is being held on $2.5 million bail, is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the Feb. 8 slaying of 51-year-old Brian Szalonek.

Telander said David Szalonek had Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism, and recently had spent six weeks in a mental health facility.

“It’s very difficult for him, both because of what happened and his psychiatric condition,” Telander said.

David Szalonek’s next scheduled court date is May 5, when he is expected to be arraigned.

– Sarah Sutschek

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