Chicago care home resident, 24, stabs female caretaker over 30 times after she confiscated his phone
24-year-old Ederaldo Frantz was allegedly upset that his caretaker, a 50-year-old woman, confiscated his cell phone after he used it to contact a female
A man in a care home in Chicago allegedly put on a "demonic mask," played a theme song from the horror film "Halloween" on his iPod, and stabbed his caretaker over 30 times with a kitchen knife on Saturday.
The man, identified as 24-year-old Ederaldo Frantz, was allegedly upset that his caretaker, a 50-year-old woman, confiscated his cell phone after he used it to contact a female inappropriately. He is not supposed to contact women because of previous harassment incidents.
Frantz now faces two counts of aggravated battery, two counts of aggravated domestic battery and one count of attempted murder, according to Fox News.
Reports state that when authorities responded to a residential home for people with mental disabilities around 8 pm, they found Frantz sitting in the front yard wearing the mask with blood on his arms. He was reportedly detained by Plainfield officers shortly after the incident.
Will County Sheriff Deputy Chief Dan Jungles, while talking to the Chicago Tribune, said: "It’s straight out of a horror movie."
Jungles said that Frantz allegedly stabbed the woman nearly six times and, after she managed to flee the building, he continued attacking her. The woman eventually escaped and sought help from a neighbor.
Police in a statement said that the blade of the knife broke off during the assault and got stuck in the woman's chest. The woman reportedly underwent surgery after the incident and is expected to recover.
A fitness evaluation has been ordered for Franz in an attempt to see if he understands the charges laid against him to withstand trial. He is currently being held on $500,000 bond at the Will County Adult Detention Facility. His next court appearance is scheduled on June 27.