An Illinois man who stabbed his wife, mother and two daughters to death before killing himself had threatened to unleash unimaginable violence weeks before committing the murders.
Andrei Kisliak, 39, told his wife Vera Kisliak that he would kill her and her family in Europe if she did not stop the divorce proceedings against him. Taken by the Chicago Sun-Times.
He also told his cruel wife that he would “disfigure her beyond recognition” for preventing her from seeing their 4- and 6-year-old daughters on November 30.
Vera told the judge that Kisliak terrorized her family on numerous occasions, including heavy drug use and bringing prostitutes into the home.
A judge banned Kisliak from entering the home until Nov. 1, when the couple asked to modify the order to allow him to move back in. Despite “strongly advising against trading”, the request was approved.
Thirty days later, Kisliak brutally killed Vera, her daughters and their mother, Lilia Kisliak, who had moved into the home to help care for the girls, police said. All five were found with “blunt force injuries,” Buffalo Grove police said. A pet was also found dead in the home.
Police On Monday, Kisliak found himself responsible for the brutal murders based on evidence found in the $1 million Acacia Terrace home. The killing was so brutal that Buffalo Grove Police Chief Brian Budds said the investigation was “devastating and traumatic” for the officers who responded.
The day before the family’s bodies were found, a hearing was held on the sale of the expensive Chicago home. A friend of Kisliak’s told the Chicago Sun-Times that Kisliak had stopped working out in his own way in the months before the murder.
The record of Kisliak’s misconduct stretches back to at least July, when the divorce proceedings began.
In August, Kisliak took the keys to the family’s four BMWs when he tried to take them to school, but refused to drive them himself. A neighbor drove Vera and her daughters to school, but Kisliak allegedly followed them, “recording them, abusing them and yelling at them to take an Uber.”
The court ordered Kisliak to hand over the keys to one of the cars, and he complied, but gave her a broken key. Vera said the car would move for a few seconds before stopping.
In September, Vera was granted sole access to her home and children, the same month a judge sentenced Kisliak to prison for repeatedly disrupting a hearing with false statements. He was also arrested for coming to the house despite being forbidden to do so.
“(Kisliak) is an unstable person who can do anything,” Vera’s lawyer wrote.
A friend of Vera’s started a GoFundMe to help her family cover funeral expenses. The Kickstarter has surpassed its $50,000 goal by $20,000.