Tribune: Darien Kidnap Victim had 'Always been Afraid' of Kidnapper

A woman kidnapped at knifepoint early Friday had been denied an order of protection against her attacker last month, the Tribune reported Monday.

A Darien man charged with murder and aggravated kidnapping was ordered to be held without bail Monday. 

Joseph Spitalli, 34, of 7529 Country Lane in Darien, was taken into custody Sunday and charged with murder in the stabbing death of 31-year-old Teymur Huseynli, of Skokie. Spitalli was also charged with aggravated kidnapping after officials said he kidnapped Huseynli's ex-girlfriend, 28-year-old Kristina Baltrimaviciene.


Huseynli and Baltrimaviciene left Baltrimaviciene’s apartment sometime before midnight Friday to walk a dog. Spitalli allegedly approached the couple, and a fight between Huseynli and Spitalli ensued. 

Spitalli allegedly grabbed Huseynli from behind and slit his throat. He allegedly forced Baltrimaviciene into his car at knifepoint and drove to his home. Spitalli then took Baltrimaviciene to his parent's house, telling his parents that Baltrimaviciene had been the victim of a battery. The pair contacted Darien Police Department to report the battery and were taken to the police department, where an investigation revealed Baltrimaviciene was not the victim of an alleged battery but an alleged kidnapping. 

Prior to the incident, Spitalli had been following Baltrimaviciene, showing up at her home and workplace, according to the Trib. She took out an order of protection against Spitalli in September, but that order was denied, the Tribune reported Monday. The judge said there wasn't enough evidence to warrant the order, the Trib said. 

"I’m glad she’s alive. She's always been afraid. She always told them that she was afraid," said a friend of the woman kidnapped told the Trib. 

Darien police responded at 12:25 a.m. Friday to a battery call on Wildwood Court in Darien, according to a DuPage County State's Attorney's press release. They found Huseynli dead on the lawn of an apparent knife wound. 

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BigCubsFan November 20, 2012 at 12:01 AM
According to the Tribune: "The reason given for the denial on Oct. 2, signed by Judge Elizabeth Sexton, was that the woman had not presented credible evidence to meet the burden of proof required by the Illinois Domestic Violence Act."
Jeremy Perkins November 22, 2012 at 02:00 PM
This piece of trash used to threaten me back in 1998 because I was dating his then- ex girlfriend. He beat her kicked her in the head and did plenty worse than that and she barely could get a restraining order. I once called his parents on Easter of 1998 to tell them what a monster their son was, and the mom was in complete denial. Very sad story here, scary. But not shocking. This guy was and always will be a complete whack job!
Tom Koz November 23, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Illinois - the ONLY state in the U.S. that a person is NOT allowed to carry a firearm for legal defensive purposes!!!!
elizabeth January 14, 2013 at 11:22 PM
I used to date him. He beat the hell out of me and tried to drown me in a tub of water. A judge denied me an OP as well. He's trash. I was always afraid this would happen. Glad the woman and kid are safe now.
Tye April 06, 2013 at 02:32 AM
they should fry that fagit


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