Jessica Hill Wiki – Biography
Jessica Hill, A Cook County judge on Tuesday denied bail for two Lawndale sisters accused of attacking a store security guard and stabbing him 27 times with a small knife after he asked them to wear face masks and use hand sanitiser.
Neither Jessica Hill nor her sister Jayla, 18 – a recent career academy graduate – had a criminal history before the Sunday evening attack at the store in the Homan Square neighbourhood, prosecutors told a judge during a bail hearing broadcast on YouTube.
Jessica Hill Age
Jessica Hill is 21-years-old.
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Charged & Arrested
Jayla Hill, 18, is accused of grabbing victim’s hair while Jessica Hill, 21, allegedly attacked him with small knife concealed in comb
Guard was taken hospital and treated for 27 puncture wounds to his head, neck and chest.
The incident began around 6 p.m. Sunday at a store in the 3200 block of West Roosevelt Road.
According to Cook County prosecutors, upon their arrival, the victim asked the Hill sisters to put on masks and use hand sanitizer to help protect against the spread of COVID-19. But the pair refused and an argument turned violent when Jessica Hill allegedly pulled out a concealed knife.
The sisters were seen striking him with a trash can before Jayla Hill held the man by his hair and Jessica Hill stabbed him repeatedly, according to prosecutors. They then continued the assault by allegedly kicking him as he fell to the ground.
Prosecutors said the victim did nothing to provoke the attack, and surveillance footage and witness statements indicate he never struck or pushed the women.
The victim was hospitalized and received treatment, prosecutors said, but he did not require surgery or stitches. He did, however, have puncture wounds “all over his body.”
A defense attorney representing the sisters said her clients had no criminal background. Both graduated from Chicago Public Schools in recent years and are college-bound.
Upon reading the arrest report, Cook County Judge Mary Catherine Marubio said she initially assumed this was a domestic-related attack based on the “emotion” that number of stab wounds involved.
But as this went “from zero to 100 in such a short period of time” and involved a total stranger, Marubio saw no set of conditions that could protect the victim or the public other than denying bond.
“It’s the complete randomness of this,” she said, calling that the “defining” evidence leading her to deny bond. “That’s terrifying for a community.”
Each sister is charged with attempted first-degree murder and was ordered held by Judge Mary C. Marubio, who cited witness statements, surveillance cameras that captured video and audio from the confrontation, as well as the “randomness” of the violent attack.
The sisters entered the store around 6pm, around closing, but refused to wear a face mask or use hand sanitiser, as many businesses require their patrons to do during the Covid-19 pandemic, prosecutors said in court.
During a quarrel between the 1.96-metre tall, 122kg security guard and the sisters, both were asked to leave, but they refused and began hitting the man, striking him with a dustbin, authorities said.
While Jayla Hill held the guard’s hair, her older sister pulled a small knife that was concealed within a comb and stabbed the man 27 times about the head and torso, prosecutors told the judge.
The guard was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was treated for 27 puncture wounds to the head, neck and chest that did not require surgery or stitches, authorities said.
The women’s court-appointed lawyer argued that the stabbing was self-defence and that her clients were being overcharged, adding that both women suffered from bipolar disorder.