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Prosecutors: Man stabbed family member, took her cash in Glenwood

Willie Jacks/ Cook County Sheriff's office photo

Willie Jackson / Cook County Sheriff's office photo

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Updated: April 10, 2014 7:00AM



A Glenwood man is accused of stabbing a family member repeatedly with a steak knife, then stealing $101 in cash from her.

Cook County prosecutors Saturday said the 43-year-old woman required surgery on her hands after Thursday’s attack in the family’s home in Glenwood.

Willie Jackson, 23, is accused of sneaking up behind the woman, then stabbing her repeatedly with a steak knife. The woman was stabbed in the neck, hands, back and her thigh area. Jackson also stole $101 in cash from her, authorities said

The victim’s wounds to her hands were so severe that she required surgery, prosecutors said.

The woman was able to run out of the home to a neighbor’s home, where help was called. Jackson was found nearby, covered in blood, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors said Jackson made statements to police about the stabbing. A motive was not disclosed in court Saturday.

Jackson is charged with armed robbery and aggravated domestic battery.

On Saturday, Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. set bail at $750,000 at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse. Prosecutors first asked for $150,000 bail, but Bourgeois increased the amount.

“That’s too low,” Bourgeois said.

Jackson has not previously been arrested.



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