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Prosecutor: Illinois woman stabbed son 100 times

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago woman stabbed her 7-year-old son 100 times and slashed his throat then turned the knife on a 5-year-old girl in her care because she was angry with her husband, a prosecutor said Thursday.

Elzbieta Plackowska, 40, killed her son Justin in the attack Tuesday, then fatally stabbed Olivia Dworakowski because the child had witnessed the attack on her son, prosecutor Robert Berlin told a DuPage County court.

Plackowska was charged with first-degree murder on Wednesday. On Thursday, the judge ordered her held without bond.

Berlin told the court Plackowska gave investigators several stories about the bloody attacks at her home in Naperville, but eventually said she killed Justin because she was angry that her truck driver husband left her alone to care for the child.

Plackowska didn’t speak during Thursday’s hearing other than to indicate she could not afford an attorney.

Associated Press


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