Jul 28, 2014

POLICE: Batavia Woman Charged After Fatal Apartment Stabbing

The following arrest information was supplied by the Batavia Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

POLICE: Batavia Woman Charged After Fatal Apartment Stabbing

A 24-year-old Batavia woman received murder charges on Monday following an incident on the city’s east side, police said.

Latoya M. Baines, of the 1200 block of East Wilson Street, stabbed a 25-year-old man at , 1259 E. Wilson St., according to a police report. Officers were dispatched to the scene at 1:08 a.m. Monday.

The man was transported to Delnor Community Hospital by medics from the . He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

The stabbing occurred as a result of a domestic dispute between Baines and the man, a press release said. His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

When officers arrived to Batavia Apartments, they found the man in the stairwell to the 1171 E. Wilson St. building of the campus. The man was unresponsive and bleeding profusely due to an apparent stab wound, the release said.

Two females were located struggling with each other at the bottom of the stairwell. After the females were separated and taken into temporary custody, responding officers located three knives lying in the hallway where the females were struggling.

Officers found out through their field investigation about the domestic dispute between the man and one of the females. This female would later be identified as Latoya Baines, the release said.

Female Suspect Jailed

Baines was taken into custody and transported to the for processing.

The Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the following charges:

  • One count of First Degree Murder—Intend Death or Great Bodily Harm
  • One count of First Degree Murder—Probability of Death

The charges are Class M felonies.

Baines is currently being held for bond court in the Kane County Jail. Bond will be set by the presiding judge this Tuesday morning.

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