Chicago dad beaten to death hanging Christmas lights outside home


A Chicago father was beaten to death in front of his young daughter while hanging Christmas lights outside his home, police said.
Jose Tellez, 49, was attacked by two men who struck the father-of-three in the head with “blunt objects” outside his Gage Park home on Saturday evening, according to cops.
A neighbor told Fox32 that she found the victim holding the Christmas lights and bleeding profusely in his front yard after hearing Tellez’s young daughter screaming out during the attack.
“My dad, my dad, he’s hurt,” the little girl told the neighbor.
“I told her to get a blanket to put on his head,” the neighbor said. “There was a lot of blood.”
Tellez was still breathing when he was rushed to the hospital, but was pronounced dead hours later.
Police haven’t released a detailed description of his attackers — only saying they were males.
No one has been taken into custody and police are still trying to determine the motive.
Tellez, who is originally from Mexico but has been in the US for several years, is survived by his wife and three children, according to a GoFundMe page set up for his family.
The neighbor who found Tellez said he was a good man who kept to himself.
She added that she couldn’t imagine anyone wanting to hurt Tellez.


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