Huntley Man Gets 40 Years for Killing Live-in Girlfriend

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office:


Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that 45 year old Robert Signorile, formerly of Huntley, was sentenced to 40 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

On November 22, 2013, the Defendant was found guilty of the offense of First Degree Murder.

The Defendant was arrested after his girlfriend, Michelle Mathieu, was found badly bruised and unconscious in the home in Huntley that they shared.

Aside from being unconscious, Michelle had three fractured ribs, a fractured vertebra, and a subdural hematoma.

Michelle was rushed to Sherman Hospital in Elgin for emergency surgery, however, she succumbed to her injuries a few days later.

The Defendant claimed that Michelle’s injuries were caused by her falling.

Evidence at trial showed that the Defendant had an extensive history of abusing Michelle, and treating physicians
testified Michelle’s injuries were consistent with a physical assault.

This case was investigated by Detective Keane, Detective Willard, and Sergeant Hooten of the Huntley Police Department.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally and Robert Zalud.

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