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Authorities: Woman Charged With Stabbing Motorist, 82, Who Struck Pedestrian

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CHICAGO (STMW) — An East Chatham woman has been charged with attempted first-degree murder after police said she and another woman beat an 82-year-old man who accidentally hit one of them with his car.

Sophia M. Body, 28, of the 8100 block of South Maryland, is also charged with aggravated battery. Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois ordered her held in lieu of $2 million bail Sunday.

Her alleged victim, meanwhile, told the Chicago Sun-Times he’s out of the hospital and expects to recover from the attack.

“I got out of my car to help, not to offend no one,” Isaac Tucker said. “But when I got out of my car I was attacked, and I was stabbed several times in the back.”

Assistant State’s Attorney Elizabeth Dibler said Body and another woman, who had not yet been charged Sunday afternoon, were crossing the street on foot Thursday night when Tucker turned right on 79th. He later told officers the two women flagged him down, according to a police report.

But Dibler said the man accidentally struck one of the women with his car. Tucker said he thought he hit a man — though he didn’t see anyone in his way — and pulled over.

“Next thing I know I got a punch,” Tucker said.

Dibler said the women pulled Tucker out of his car and began to kick and punch him. She said the beating lasted about 10 minutes.

“I was stabbed several times in the back and stomped and everything else,” Tucker said.

He said he fell unconscious and woke up in the ambulance. He’d been stabbed in the head multiple times, Dibler said, and when police found him he was bleeding from the right side of his head and had lacerations on his upper and lower back.

Police reports show he was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in stable condition.

Officers recovered a yellow-handled Stanley screwdriver at the scene they believe was used to stab Tucker.

Officers viewed surveillance video of the attack from a nearby minimart, according to police reports, and Body allegedly admitted to her role in the beating.

“Yeah, I pulled his a– out the car and beat the f— out of him,” Body allegedly told police.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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