The Illinois man who stabbed his wife, mother, and two daughters to death before killing himself had threatened to unleash unfathomable violence weeks before the murders.
Andrei Kisliak, 39, told his wife Vera Kisliak that he would kill her and her family living in Europe if she did not stop divorce proceedings against him, court records obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times state.
The brute also threatened his estranged wife, saying he would “disfigure her in such a way that no one will recognize her” if she did not allow him to see his 4- and 6-year-old daughters on Nov. 30.
Vera told a judge about numerous instances in which Kisliak terrorized his family, including heavy drug use and bringing prostitutes into the house.
A judge barred Kisliak from the home until Nov. 1, when the couple asked for the order to be modified to allow him to move back in. Despite “strongly advising against the arrangement,” the request was approved.
Thirty days later, Kisliak brutally murdered Vera, his daughters and his mother, Lilia Kisliak, who had moved into the home to help care for the girls, police said. All five were found with “sharp force injuries,” Buffalo Grove Police said. A pet was also found dead in the home.
Based on evidence found at the $1 million Acacia Terrace home, police determined Kisliak was responsible for the heinous murders on Monday. The carnage was so heinous that Buffalo Grove Police Chief Brian Budds described the investigation as “devastating and traumatic” for responding officers.
The day before the bodies were discovered, a hearing was held to discuss the sale of the family’s expensive suburban Chicago home, which had gone into foreclosure. Kisliak’s friend told the Chicago Sun-Times that he had unusually stopped working in the months preceding the killings.
Kisliak’s erratic behavior has been documented since at least July, when the divorce proceedings were initiated.
Kisliak held the keys to the family’s four BMW cars hostage in August when she tried to drive them to school, but refused to drive them himself. Kisliak allegedly followed Vera and her daughters to school, “recording them, berating them, and yelling at them to take the Uber.”
The court ordered Kisliak to hand over the keys to one of the cars, which he did but with a broken key. Vera claimed the car would only run for a few seconds before stopping.
Vera was granted sole access to the house and children in September, the same month a judge ordered Kisliak jailed for contempt for repeatedly disrupting a hearing with profane outbursts, records show. He was also jailed for showing up to the house despite the ban.