A 30-year-old man died recently after being involved in a dispute at his home. An Illinois woman, characterized as his girlfriend, is facing violent crimes charges after she was accused of killing him. She’s being held on a $500,000 bail.
According to reports, the couple ended up in an argument at their home that escalated into a physical confrontation. Initially, the couple was reportedly yelling at each other and then they started to fight in the presence of their children. After another person took the kids into another room, the violence supposedly escalated even more. Authorities claim that she stabbed her boyfriend multiple times.
The boyfriend had stab wounds to his chest, neck and his arm. Authorities were contacted after a person at the home was reportedly able to get the woman to drop the knife. When authorities arrived at the home, they discovered the boyfriend’s body lying on the ground and covered in blood. He was taken to the hospital and later died.
The accused woman is expected to answer to the murder charge of her boyfriend. Defendants who are charged with violent crimes such as murder undoubtedly have uphill battles in the courtroom, but that does not mean she is automatically guilty of the criminal charges. While the allegations against her are horrific, she has the right to defend herself and testify on her own behalf. She also has the right to challenge any piece of evidence Illinois prosecutors intend to use against her, including witness who testify against her in court, as she fights for achieving a favorable outcome that is in her own best interests.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times, “Woman held on $500K bail in fatal stabbing“, Brian Slodysko, Oct. 19, 2014