A woman was sentenced to 22 years in prison on Thursday for her role in the brutal beating of two women in the Bucktown neighborhood.
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.
28-year-old Marcy Cruz, a former stripper and mother of two young children, cut a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty, accepting a 22-year-sentence in return for the testimony she offered today against Heriberto Verimontes.
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.
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.
Marcy Cruz pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder and was sentenced to 11 years in prison for each count, Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said.
Tuesday marks three years since Natasha McShane’s life took an unexpected, and tragic turn for the worse.
A young woman from Northern Ireland who was brutally beaten in a Chicago robbery is still struggling two years later.