Enraged woman allegedly stabs man 27 times after refusing to wear mask

Elias Hubbard
October 28, 2020

After refusing requests to wear face masks or use hand sanitizer inside a North Lawndale neighborhood store, two sisters allegedly attacked a male employee, stabbing him more than two dozen times Sunday evening.

Jayla Hill, 18, and her sister, Jessica Hill, 21, are facing attempted murder charges after the incident last weekend at Snipes clothing and shoe store, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

After punching the man repeatedly, Jessica Hill took out her "comb knife"-a blade hidden inside a hair comb-and started to stab the security guard in the neck, back, and arms, while her sister grabbed his hair to keep him from moving".

The 32-year-old guard is in critical condition at a hospital, according to police spokeswoman Karie James, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Jayla Hill (L-R) and Jessica Hill.

The women were arrested at the scene of the attack and both were treated for minor lacerations at a nearby hospital, James said.

The victim was hospitalized and received treatment, prosecutors said, noting he did have puncture wounds "all over his body", WTTW-TV reported. A judge on Tuesday ordered the sisters be held in jail without bail.

The judge cited the "randomness" of the attacks, and heard statements from witnesses and watched surveillance that captured video and audio of the confrontation. Marubio also said that although the attack wasn't premeditated, the "sheer number" of stab wounds is concerning and compared the incident to a violent outburst during a domestic dispute. A defense lawyer for the two women said in court that they had never been in trouble with the law, and were planning to attend college. They are scheduled to appear in court next month.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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