CHICAGO (STMW) — An Avondale man has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of caretaker Erenbira Pimentel-Hernandez Wednesday morning in the Albany Park neighborhood.
Pimentel-Hernandez, 38, was stabbed multiple times in a stairwell in the 4700 block of North Lawndale Avenue about 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, authorities said.READ MORE: Illinois State Trooper, Woman Found Shot Dead In Car On Southeast Side
Minutes earlier, a witness saw her talking to a man in a rear parking lot, according to a police report. The two then walked into the stairwell and closed the door.
The witness heard Pimentel-Hernandez scream and saw the man leave the stairwell and walk to parked pickup truck. He told the witness, “You tell police, I’ll get you next,” according to the report.
Hernandez, of the 5000 block of West Grand Avenue, was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where she died at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy confirmed she died of multiple stab wounds and the death was ruled a homicide.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Dangerous Wind Chills For Next 2 Nights
Hernandez was a caretaker for a senior who lived on the block, according to the report.
Police initially called the attack domestic related.
On Sunday, officers arrested Hector Rivera, 55, of the 3100 block of North Kimball Avenue, and he was charged with first-degree murder, police said.
He is scheduled to appear in court for a bond hearing Tuesday.MORE NEWS: Mars Wrigley Says It Will Move Most Operations Out Of Its Plant On Chicago's West Side Over Next 2 Years
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