Man Gets 27 Years For Stabbing Ex-Girlfriend, Slashing Her Daughter’s Face

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 49-year-old Chicago man is going off to prison for the next 27 years, for breaking into his girlfriend’s home on Valentine’s Day two years ago and attacking her.

Derrick Williams pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder and home invasion in the Feb. 14, 2009, attack, and was sentenced Monday, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.

Prosecutors said Williams and the victim had dated briefly, but had broken up nearly a year after the attack. The ex-girlfriend was home with her daughter and son when Williams broke into her apartment and stormed into her bedroom, where he punched her and stabbed her with a kitchen knife, prosecutors said.

The victim’s daughter tried to intervene, but Williams slashed her in the face, leaving a cut that ran from her hairline to the middle of her cheek, prosecutors said.

Afterward, Williams dragged both the victim and her daughter to the living room and went on stabbing the woman. The daughter and son called police, but Williams ran off, prosecutors said.

The daughter and son’s ages were not specified.

Police eventually caught up to Williams, who was found covered in blood from the attack, with the knife he had used still in his back pocket.

Williams admitted to the crime, and forensic tests matched the blood on his clothes and the knife with that of the victim, prosecutors said.

  • Leroy Goldberg

    Sounds like the type of crime only a BLACK man could commit and Derrick Williams sounds like a BLACK mans name.

    Based on the evidence presented before me I must conclude that the guilty party is indeed a BLACK man.

    • Tyreese

      We have all come to the same conclusion, Leroy. Typical black homie behavior!

      • NWApe

        Yes it is so typical of us.

  • NWA

    What about the woman and her children who are the victims? Do you think they give a damn about their perpetrators race right now?


    • NWApe

      Chill out and share a banana with me.

      • Lyndia

        Wasn’t Tarzan the king of the jungle?

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