Jealous man from Florida allegedly flew to Chicago and chopped off penis of man dating his ex-girlfriend
The prosecutors said that even though he lives in Tallahassee, Florida, he took a flight and went all the way to Chicago from Atlanta
A jealous man flew from Florida to Chicago to cut off his ex-girlfriend's lover's penis and then quietly flew back. 28-year-old Justin Foster appeared at his bail hearing on October 11 in the suburbs of Des Plaines, Chicago, where the bizarre and shocking details in the horrific attack were revealed.
The prosecutors at the hearing told the jurors that Foster had flown to Chicago O'Hare International Airport in March this year because he had been furious over a new man who had been dating his ex-girlfriend at the time. The prosecutors said that even though Foster lives in Tallahassee, Florida, he took a flight and went all the way to Chicago from Atlanta.
The Chicago Tribune reported that once he landed in Chicago O'Hare, he rented out a car and went looking for the 26-year-old man who the authorities said was the one dating his ex-girlfriend. The prosecution then alleged that after Foster found the man, he used a tire iron to hit him over the head and carved his initials onto the man's leg before cutting off his penis.
According to prosecutors, Foster is reported to have thrown away the severed organ over a fence before dragging the unconscious man behind a parked car located on the 1100 block of Holiday Lane. He then drove back to the O'Hare airport and caught the next flight out to Atlanta.
The authorities said that a local resident found the man lying in a pool of his own blood and immediately called the police at about 3:14 am on March 14. The police statement said that the man "appeared to have been severely beaten to the head and other parts of the body and was bleeding profusely."
The injured victim was immediately rushed to the Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge and was later transferred to the Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago for the near-fatal injuries he sustained. The officials have said that even though the victim survived, he now suffers from permanent brain damage.
There is still no word from the authorities on whether there was an attempt to re-attach the severed organ to the victim's body. The police have also said that the man "will never fully recover." An arrest warrant was issued for Foster on August 23, and the Des Plaines police went to Tallahassee to arrest him. He was apprehended and extradited back to Illinois on September 20.
At the bond hearing that took place on October 11, Assistant State's Attorney Luis Muniz have argued that a bail should not be set for Foster.
He said: "We're talking about a very heinous crime here." He also added that Foster knows where the victim currently lives and that he could still be a threat. Muniz continued: "A monetary bond is not appropriate." The defense attorney's finally suggested that the bail is set at $25,000.
Judge Anjana Hansen ultimately granted him a bail of $1 million. If Foster is able to post the bail, Hansen said that he will only be allowed to be in Cook County and is to have no contact with the victim. At his hearing, Jack Friedlander, Foster's attorney, said that he is "entitled to the benefit of the doubt."
Foster himself did not speak at the hearing. He is currently being held at the Cook County Jail and is scheduled to appear in court again on October 17.