8 Years For Man Who Stabbed Ex-Girlfriend At Mall

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (STMW) — An Algonquin man agreed to a plea deal of eight years in prison Thursday for stabbing and injuring his former girlfriend at a northwest suburban mall last year.

William R. Clark III, 22, of the 1400 block of Winaki Trail in Algonquin agreed with the Kane County State’s Attorney to the sentence in exchange for a guilty plea to attempted first-degree murder, a Class X felony, a release from the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office said.

At about 8:30 p.m. on April 7, 2010, Clark entered a store where his former girlfriend worked at Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee. He then forced the woman into the men’s restroom at the back of the store and locked the door.

As she had her back to him, Clark stabbed her once in the back with a 7-inch long military issue bayonet knife, the release said.

After he stabbed her, Clark then held the knife to her throat as she begged him not to kill her. He dropped the knife, walked her back to the sales floor and told her co-workers she had been stabbed.

Bystanders and co-workers detained Clark until authorities arrived and arrested him.

The woman survived the attack.

According to Illinois law, Clark must serve at least 85 percent of the sentence. He was given credit for at least 533 days served in the Kane County Jail, where has been held since his arrest on $650,000 bond. That bond was revoked upon conviction, the release said.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • Sean

    Actually she didn’t die, nice reporting

  • Sporto

    Was it worth it, William? Now you are going to be someone’s ex-girlfriend in prison.

  • Pinkinside

    Will William R Clark lll be placed on the “PEOPLE WHO STAB WOMEN IN MALLS” LIFETIME REGISTRY, upon being released? He will be about thirty years old when he gets out. He will probably head straight to the nearest mall on a Saturday morning. There should be a “registry” for that type vicious animal.

  • BoBo

    Did she or didn’t she die? If she died then why only eight years? If she lived? Sean you’re right, nice reporting. Doen’t anyone proof read your postings? Jeeze!

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