Two lives lost in south Chicagoland’s Richton Park.

One, and 88-year-old man.  The other, his 23-year-old grandson who allegedly stabbed him to death.  Prosecutors are already tossing around the words, “death penalty.”

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

The stabbing occurred after a family party at the home of 88-year-old Sim Williams in the 22600 block of Amy Drive in Richton Park, according to a release from Richton Park police.

Williams was found dead on the floor of his upstairs bedroom about 12:15 p.m. Sunday.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said Williams died from multiple stab wounds and ruled his death a homicide.

Williams’ grandson, Craig Williams, was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and armed robbery, police said.

A statement from the office of State’s Atty. Anita Alvarez on Wednesday afternoon said: “Based on the evidence gathered during the investigation this is a potential capital case.”

The victim:

A retired construction worker, Sim Williams lived in his Richton Park home since 2000 with his family, including his wife Ethel, who died in January 2008.

Sim Williams’ family described him as an easygoing man who loved his family. He had six children, 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

One of the comments under the story reads, “After reading this madness, I had to go hug my grandmother!”

No kidding.  Hug your grandmother.  Hug your grandfather.  Hug mom and dad.  Give them all a kiss.

And pray, pray for this family.