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Heriberto Viramontes (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Jury Convicts Defendant In Baseball-Bat Attack Trial

Heriberto Viramontes, 34, has been charged with 25 felony counts, including attempted murder, attempted murder, and armed robbery; accused of beating an exchange student from Northern Ireland and her friend as they walked home after a night of dancing in April 2010.

10/24/2013

Heriberto Viramontes (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Closing Arguments Set For Thursday In Bucktown Bat Attack Trial

The attorneys defending Hiraberto Viramontes took only a day to present their case that someone else attacked Stacy Jurich and Natasha McShane.

10/23/2013

Heriberto Viramontes (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Jury In Bucktown Bat Beating Case Hears Suspect’s Calls From Jail

In the phone calls played for the jury, Heriberto Viramontes complained mostly about the attempted murder charge against him. He said he didn’t mean to kill anyone.

10/23/2013

Heriberto Viramontes (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Baseball Bat Beating Victim Describes Attack

A man charged with beating two young women with a baseball bat in 2010 lurked in the shadows of a Chicago night until he “unleashed his violent rage” on his victims, a prosecutor said Wednesday during opening statements.

10/16/2013

Stacy Jurich (left) and Natasha McShane were beaten with a bat in the Bucktown neighborhood in 2010.

Jury Selected For Trial In 2010 Bucktown Baseball Bat Beating

The jury was selected Tuesday in the trial of the man charged with beating two women with a baseball bat in Bucktown in 2010, leaving one of them with severe brain damage.

10/15/2013

Natasha McShane

Trial To Begin In 2010 Baseball Bat Beating In Bucktown

Natasha McShane won’t face the man accused of cracking her skull with a baseball bat under a railroad viaduct in Bucktown in 2010. But her mother will.

10/14/2013

Tythia Thigpen is accused of beating a Chicago police officer with a baseball bat, as the officer was trying to stop a brawl in West Englewood on Aug. 24, 2013. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Beating Cop With Baseball Bat

Tythia Thigpen was charged with attacking the officer as he exited his police cruiser to break up a street fight in the West Englewood neighborhood on Saturday.

08/28/2013

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Cop Hospitalized After Being Attacked With Baseball Bat

A police officer is in serious condition after he was hit in the head with a baseball bat while trying to break up a fight early Saturday in West Englewood.

08/24/2013

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NW Side Store Owner Beaten With Bat By Man Wanting 3XL Tank Tops

The owner of a Northwest Side store was beaten with a baseball bat Tuesday morning by a potential customer upset the store did not have tank tops in his size.

07/16/2013

Dennis Tisdale still shows the effects of a brutal beating. (CBS)

Beating Victim Pleads For Help Finding Suspect

Dennis Tisdale was beaten so severely with a bat he went into a coma. Now, for the first time, that victim is speaking out about what happened and the search for suspect, who is still out there. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

04/26/2013

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One Charged In Armed Attack; Store Owner Fought Off Offender With Bat

Police have arrested one of two offenders involved in an armed robbery and shooting at a store in which the owners fought off the attackers with a baseall bat.

04/11/2013

David Walker of Chicago, 29, is accused of killing his ex-wife's boyfriend in Arizona. (Phoenix Police Department)

Chicago Man Arrested In Ariz. Death Of Ex-Wife’s Boyfriend

Phoenix police say they’ve arrested a Chicago man in the baseball bat killing of his ex-wife’s new boyfriend.

10/12/2012

Natasha McShane

Beating Victim From Northern Ireland Struggles 2 Years Later

A young woman from Northern Ireland who was brutally beaten in a Chicago robbery is still struggling two years later.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2012

Heriberto Viramontes; Kira Lundgren; Jerome Prusa. (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

Jailed Man Accused In Bucktown Beating Hit With Pot-Smuggling Charge

Heriberto Viramontes, who awaits trial for the notorious 2010 baseball bat attack on two women in Bucktown, faces additional charges that he conspired with his girlfriend to smuggle marijuana into Cook County jail. A correctional officer has also been charged.

07/14/2011

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Man Pleads Not Guilty To Beating Aunt To Death

A Wilmette man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges alleging he beat his aunt to death with a baseball bat on Christmas Day.

01/27/2011

Anthony Rapoport

Man Charged With Killing Aunt On Christmas

A 24-year-old Wilmette man stands charged with the murder of his aunt in her home on Christmas Day, hours after he had bonded out of jail on another case.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2010

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Injured Boy’s Parents Sue Baseball Bat Maker

A couple has sued the maker of the metal bat, after their son suffered a brain injury from being struck by a baseball hit off one of the bats.

12/07/2010

Natasha McShane

Attorney: Irish Beating Victim Did Not Catch ‘Superbug’

But Natasha McShane — one of two victims savagely attacked with a baseball bat last spring — has had setbacks since arriving in Ireland for therapy.

11/11/2010