Jerry Nichols

Jerry Nichols

Will County Sheriff's office

Crimes: Murder, Domestic Abuse

Marrying Jerry Nichols of Crest Hill, Illinois, was the worst mistake Diane Nichols ever made. She was a loving mother, a beloved sister, and a good person who put others’ needs ahead of her own. Her husband of 11 years was a murderous, monstrous hellbeast.

I don’t know what led up to the fatal event in January 2013, but I am certain that Diane Nichols had done nothing to deserve it.

Jerry Nichols had decided months before that fateful day that he wanted his wife dead. He had actively taken steps to make that happen. He searched online for information about poisons that wouldn’t be detected by autopsy. He researched ricin recipes that used potassium cyanide, castor beans and pure nicotine extractions. He purchased castor beans online and had them shipped to his office.

As it turned out, Jerry Nichols did not poison Diane Nichols. He instead chose the most brutal, violent death he could think of.

On January 26, 2013, at their home at 16040 Arborvitae Circle, Jerry Nichols used his car to hit his wife twice. The poor woman was slammed so hard into the rear wall of their garage that the studs cracked.

Diane Nichols, 55, despite being hit twice with the car, was likely still alive. She had suffered two broken legs, fractured ribs and a broken spinal column. She was, in other words, completely vulnerable as she lay on the floor of the garage.

And did Jerry Nichols take pity on the horrifically injured woman? Hell no. He just considered that she hadn’t suffered enough yet before she died.

The barbaric, sadistic hellbeast got out of his car and approached his wife’s prone and broken body. He then decided to use his boots and stomp her on her face and head. He used so much force that he fractured her skull and jaw and damaged the cartilage in her throat.

The trauma that was inflicted on Diane Nichols was beyond surviving. The poor woman died on the floor on that garage, probably with the full knowledge of who had killed her.

Jerry Nichols called 911 to report his wife died in an accident. Still he wasn’t done brutalizing her. Paramedics and cops arrived within minutes and witnessed the evil bastard still stomping the dead woman’s head.

“What are you doing?” a paramedic demanded. It was fairly obvious what he was doing, and it certainly wasn’t CPR.

The murderous POS monster was interviewed by Crest Hill police, and he was too stupid to stick to one story. Jerry Nichols invented several versions of what had “accidentally” happened to his wife.

One tale he told police was that he didn’t know the car was in gear. Another was his foot had slipped off the gas pedal as he was warming up the car. Jerry Nichols also said he’d jerked the car toward her several times as a joke. He told police he’d run her over once, and then he said he’d run her over twice.

I don’t think the police believed his “accidental death” crap, especially considering he’d been seen stomping his wife’s face with his boot.

Jerry Nichols was arrested and indicted on charges of murder, reckless homicide and aggravated domestic battery. The prosecutors decided to proceed to trial only on the murder case.

Naturally, being a chicken-shit cowardly killer, Jerry Nichols pled not guilty. His defense attorneys argued that yes, he had kicked her — not on her face — but she’d died from being accidentally run over. The kicks had nothing to do with her death. Riiight.

Geez, what were the kicks for? Stomping a corpse is not the typical farewell one gives a loved one.

After 2 hours of deliberation a jury found Jerry Nichols, 64, guilty as charged. He now faces 20 to 60 years in prison. He’s scheduled to be sentenced in December 2015. I shall endeavour to update then — reminders are welcome.

After the verdict, the Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow rightly said, “This was premeditated, coldblooded murder conducted by a heartless coward who thought this was the easiest way to end an 11-year marriage to the innocent woman who loved him.”

I can’t help but wonder if Diane Nichols was the only intended target. Jerry Nichols, what with his Internet searches of ricin recipes and his purchase of castor beans, obviously intended for somebody to die of poison. Hmmm.

No matter if Jerry Nichols intended to kill one or twenty, he’s a dangerous old bastard and hopefully he will never, ever see a day of freedom again. Long may he rot in prison.

RIP, Diane Nichols. I extend my heartfelt sympathies to her family and friends for their loss. The world would have been better off with her still here and Jerry Nichols gone.

Plainfield Patch article
Chicago Tribune article
Fox 32 News article

8 Responses to Jerry Nichols

  1. MoodyMagic says:

    Nichols is one very sick bastard. how that poor woman suffered.

  2. Bengalpuss says:

    What a cunt, imagine how that paramedic must’ve felt seeing this old turd stomping on that poor woman’s face? I wouldn’t of been able to control myself, i would’ve beat the old fuck’s arse to kingdom come the cowardly fuck he is. He probably didn’t want a divorce because it would’ve cost the rotten turd face fucker. Give him the old pentobarbitol thru a big ole needle in his worthless veins.

  3. Bulldoggy says:

    Wow this old bastard didn’t even stop attacking even when the cops were there! I don’t know if she was his first wife but I bet he battered every woman in his life. Hope he dies in prison.

  4. Bengalpuss says:

    Bulldoggy, he’s also thick as pig shit, the stupid cunt couldn’t even stick to one story, thank fuck he has only 2 brain cells. He is one evil cunt i don’t understand these idiots that murder their spouse’s or get someone else to, they always get caught and end up locked away for a long time, surely it would’ve been easier to ask for a divorce? But these pigs are so narcissistic and spiteful that they would rather risk prison time than paying up in a divorce. I had a boyfriend years ago and if there was an argument he would take everything he bought me and throw it away, he even would lock all the food away and my medication in the garden shed, being a diabetic i have to eat often small amounts, throw my clothes outside and pull the fuse out of the electric meter and i’d have to sit in the dark, he was one vindictive spiteful cunt and i put up with it for 6years, even now i think to myself you stupid cow why did you stay so long, but i had nobody because he alienated me from everyone, but i digress, this cunt was probably the same and his poor wife kept the abuse to herself, i still can’t get over reading that he stomped on her face the evil lump of excrement.

  5. DecentPeopleOnly says:

    Sickening and Totally Evil

  6. Bengalpuss says:

    Is it just me or can anybody else notice that old fart face looks like he’s just sucked a lemon? Maybe he shoul’ve topped himself with that good looking sexy face (not) that he’s carrying around on his big ole pumpkin head!!! Its a shame he’s locked away because he would’ve scared the crap outta those poor widdle kids trick or treating at halloween. That song from the movie halloween 3 keeps playing in my head “2 more days till halloween halloween halloween, 2 more days till halloween silver shamrock” lol. I need to get a hobby, i’ve got too much time on my hands and mind if i’m thinking about things like the halloween song.

  7. DecentPeopleOnly says:

    What You See is What You Get

    Ugliness in both Character and Appearance

    Modern Day Horror Story

  8. awesomeblossom says:

    I bet this fugly POS beat his wife for years. I wish somebody could stomp his face for him — might improve his looks.

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