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Charged with mayhem: North Chicago man accused of stabbing two people in Racine

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Eli Edwards

Eli Edwards

RACINE (WITI) — 37-year-old Eli Edwards of North Chicago, Illinois is charged in connection with the stabbings of two Racine residents on Sunday, April 19th. Edwards was charged on Friday with two counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide and one count of mayhem.

Just after 6:00 a.m. Sunday, police were called out to the 800 block of Jackson Street for a possible cutting incident. There, they found a 59-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman suffering from serious injuries. They were taken to the hospital.

According to the criminal complaint against Edwards, the male victim “fell asleep in his bed and was awakened by Edwards, who was on top of him, choking him around the neck.” The man stated “he began fighting with Edwards and that Edwards had a knife in his hand and was trying to stab him.” At some point during this struggle, the victim “grabbed the knife that Edwards had and broke the blade off.”

The complaint goes on to say “Edwards then went into the kitchen and grabbed a butcher knife and came back and continued to attack (the male victim).” The victim tried to fight off Edwards as best he could but he eventually blacked out.

The female victim told police she got phone calls advising her to come back to the male victim’s house. When she got there, the complaint indicates “Edwards got into the passenger side of her car” and then Edwards “cut her with something, leading to the stab wounds on her neck.”

If convicted on the most serious charge, Edwards faces up to 60 years in prison.

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  • hard working taxpayer

    Well, this is a no-brainer. She was 30, stabber boy was 37. Other old dead guy was 59. Love triangle? Watch Investigation Discovery Channel…familiar story. I feel this was a conspiracy for murder. It was probably the plan for him to kill the 59 years old; call her to pick him up after he did her bidding; injure her a bit for effect and then he could plead self-defense while she could say she wasn’t there and was oblivious to the events. See how this plays out. Cats lives matter.

  • sandra peabody

    The violence in Milwaukee is getting ridiculous what are people trying to prove its not only criminals now law enforcement officials have been shooting too a lot of people are suffering stop the no nonsense Milwaukee doesn’t stand for anything anymore we are looking ridiculous right now it’s sad I have to raise my child in this city it’s not a city it’s a battle zone!

  • TheDarkSide

    This guy is crazy and should be locked for the rest of his life. The same goes for the little girls who lured their friend into the woods to try to stab her to death. But they will be out by 25yrs old, to write a book about it!

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