Survivors Of Bucktown Baseball Bat Attack Receive Awards For CourageThe Cook County State's Attorney's Office Tuesday night presented an award for courage to two women who survived being beaten with a baseball bat and left for dead by a thief in Bucktown five years ago.
Defendant In Baseball Bat Attack Gets 90 YearsA Chicago man convicted of beating two women with a baseball bat four years ago was sentenced Thursday to 90 years in prison.
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.
Donation Will Allow Victims Of Bucktown Bat Attack To ReuniteJust days after the man who attacked two women with a baseball bat was convicted, Chicago's Irish-American community is giving thanks and praying for the victims.
Jury Convicts Defendant In Baseball-Bat Attack TrialHeriberto 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.
Closing Arguments Set For Thursday In Bucktown Bat Attack TrialThe attorneys defending Hiraberto Viramontes took only a day to present their case that someone else attacked Stacy Jurich and Natasha McShane.
Jury In Bucktown Bat Beating Case Hears Suspect's Calls From JailIn 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.
Alleged Getaway Driver Testifies In Bucktown Bat Attack Trial28-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.
Baseball Bat Beating Victim Describes AttackA 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.
Jury Selected For Trial In 2010 Bucktown Baseball Bat BeatingThe 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.
Trial To Begin In 2010 Baseball Bat Beating In BucktownNatasha 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.
Woman Pleads Guilty In Bucktown Bat AttackMarcy 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.

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