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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Sisters Charged with Attempted First-Degree Murder after Stabbing Security Guard 27 Times

Chicago authorities held two sisters in custody on attempted first-degree murder charges after allegedly stabbing a security guard 27 times after he asked the women to put on masks and use the store-provided hand sanitizer.

Chicago police held two sisters in custody on attempted first-degree murder charges after allegedly stabbing a security guard 27 times after he asked the women to put on masks and use the store-provided hand sanitizer, according to prosecutors and police.

A judge from Cook County, Illinois denied bail for Jessica Hill, 21, and Jayla Hill, 18, after attacking the security guard at an athletic store near Roosevelt Road and Kedzie Avenue on Sunday evening.

A spokesperson for the Chicago Police Department said the two sisters got into an argument with the 32-year-old security guard after they refused to wear a mask.

The verbal altercation became physical when Jessica suddenly pulled out a knife and stabbed the man multiple times in the back, neck and arms.

Jayla held the guard down by his hair to keep him from moving while the stabbing occurred.

The security guard managed to escape and was hospitalized at Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.

The police said the women were arrested and treated at a nearby hospital for minor injuries.

“It’s the complete randomness of this. It’s terrifying,” Circuit Court of Cook County Judge Mary C. Marubio said during a hearing on Tuesday.

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