Marcy Cruz

Marcy Cruz (Cook County Sheriff's office)

Marcy Cruz Sentenced For Role In Brutal Bat Beating

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.

10/31/2013

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,  and Marcy Cruz are charged with aggravated battery and armed robbery in the beating and robbery of two women in Bucktown.

Alleged Getaway Driver Testifies In Bucktown Bat Attack Trial

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.

10/21/2013

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

Marcy Cruz (Cook County Sheriff's office)

Woman Pleads Guilty In Bucktown Bat Attack

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.

07/09/2013

Natasha McShane

Three Years And Still No Justice For Natasha McShane, Stacy Starl Jurich

Tuesday marks three years since Natasha McShane’s life took an unexpected, and tragic turn for the worse.

04/22/2013

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