Nation

Prosecutor says Illinois woman stabbed son 100 times

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — A suburban Chicago woman stabbed her 7-year-old son 100 times then turned the knife on a 5-year-old girl who witnessed the attack, killing both as they begged for their lives, a prosecutor said Thursday.

Elzbieta Plackowska, 40, told investigators she stabbed the children and slashed their throats Tuesday night at a ­Naperville home because she was angry that her truck driver husband was often away, ­DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said.

Advertisement

‘‘She told the detectives that she thought by killing [her son] Justin she would make her husband hurt the way she hurt in their relationship,’’ Berlin said.

Plackowska told investigators she found Justin and ­Olivia Dworakowski — whom she was baby-sitting — jumping on the bed, Berlin said.

Get Breaking News in your inbox:
Find out about important news stories as soon as they break
Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here

‘‘She had grabbed the knife and she made both victims kneel and begin praying. She began stabbing her son, Justin, and told him he was going to heaven tonight. He pleaded for his life and told her to stop,’’ he said after the hearing.

‘‘She then turned her attention to 5-year-old Olivia and began stabbing her. ’’

The slayings took place at the home of Olivia’s mother, who works nights as a nurse.

Advertisement

After the killings, Plackowska tried to go to a church but found it closed, Berlin said.

Associated Press

Loading comments...
You're reading  1 of 5 free articles.
Get UNLIMITED access for only 99¢ per week Subscribe Now >
You're reading1 of 5 free articles.Keep scrolling to see more articles recomended for you Subscribe now
We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to Globe.com for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.