Chicago/Suburbs

TWELVE-YEAR-OLD GLENDALE HEIGHTS JUVENILE ACCUSED OF STABBING

DuPage County State’s Attorney

May 27, 2021

 DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Glendale Heights Chief of Police Douglas Flint announced today that Judge Brian Jacobs has ordered that a Glendale Heights juvenile accused of stabbing another juvenile in the abdomen will be released to the custody of his mother on home detention lockdown. The juvenile will be fitted with a GPS monitoring device and will be allowed to leave the home only for doctor or attorney appointments and school. Additionally, the juvenile was ordered to have no contact with the victim or the victim’s twin-brother and is ordered not to possess any weapons. The juvenile, who is twelve years old, is charged with two counts of Aggravated Battery, a Class 3 Felony. 

On May 25, 2021, at approximately 4:08 p.m., officers with the Glendale Heights Police Department responded to a call of a fight near the 500 block of James Court. Upon their arrival, officers found the victim, a twelve-year-old male, suffering from two apparent stab wounds to his abdomen. The juvenile was immediately transported to a local hospital for medical attention. He is expected to recover from his injuries. It is alleged that the juvenile and victim were engaged in a dispute via Snapchat. It is alleged that the pair agreed to meet to fight. It is further alleged that when the pair met at James Court, the juvenile took out a Batman novelty knife with a 3” blade on both ends, stabbed the victim twice and then ran away. The defendant was found a short time later approximately one hundred yards away from where the stabbing allegedly occurred.     

“I would like to commend the Glendale Heights Police Department for their quick response and apprehension of the suspect in this case,” Berlin said. “Thankfully, the victim’s injuries are not considered to be life-threatening. What I find particularly disturbing about this case is the age of the accused. I would like to thank Assistant State’s Attorneys Sara Henley and Patrick Miner for their work in securing charges against the accused.”       

“I would like to thank the residents of Glendale Heights who assisted our officers in the safe and efficient arrest of the suspect in this case,” Flint said. “I would also like to thank the men and women of the Glendale Heights Police Department for their quick response and arrest of the juvenile as well as the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office for their assistance and legal guidance.”

The juvenile’s next court appearance is scheduled for July 1, 2021, for a status hearing.  

Members of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendant’s guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

DuPage County State’s Attorney

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