Joliet Man Charged In Deadly Beating In Hanover Park

A Joliet man is accused of beating a man to death last week in Hanover Park. Brandon Beamish is charged with first-degree murder, home invasion, residential burglary and armed violence in the death of Fred Boerma. Boerma was found dead inside his home on Northway Drive in the northwest suburb. Authorities say Beamish and another person entered Boerma’s house in order to steal a safe. When the victim confronted them, Beamish hit him twice with the butt of a handgun before leaving with his safe.