ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A new court date of Dec. 12 was scheduled for a Campton Hills man charged with felony second-degree murder in the death of his mother during a brief court appearance today before Kane County Circuit Judge Charles Petersen.
Thomas Summerwill, 22, was indicted in June in connection with the baseball-bat beating death of his mother, Mary Bridget Summerwill, 53, on March 24.
According to the indictments, Thomas Summerwill intended to kill or do great bodily harm to Mary Summerwill by striking her about the head repeatedly with a baseball bat; and that he knew that it would cause her death or cause great bodily harm.
The indictments state that if she had been an intruder, his actions would be justified, but that Thomas Summerwill’s belief that she was an intruder was unreasonable.
Second degree murder is a Class 1 felony, punishable by four to 15 years in prison and fines up to $25,000 if convicted.
Summerwill pleaded not guilty.
Summerwill was released from jail in May after posting $30,000 bail or 10% of the $300,000 bond that was set.