A Naperville woman accused of fatally stabbing her son and a girl she was babysitting was officially been indicted on murder charges Thursday.
A DuPage County Grand Jury returned a 12-count indictment against Elzbieta Plackowska, and includes five counts of First Degree Murder for the death of her 7-year-old son, Justin Plackowska, and five counts of First Degree Murder for the death of 5-year-old Olivia Dworakowski.
The indictment also includes two counts of Aggravated Cruelty for the stabbing death of two family dogs. A mixed breed named Niki and a dachshund named Tootsie were also found dead at the scene.
Police reports obtained Thursday show Plackowska, 40, had a string of traffic tickets, but nothing that could have been a warning of the crime for which she's now accused. She faces a mandatory sentence of natural life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted.
Plackowska's son, Justin, was stabbed 100 times amid pleas to stop. The 5-year-old girl, Olivia Dworakowski, was stabbed 50 times. Both had their throats slashed.
Plackowska allegedly told police that the children had devils inside them, according to a police account from Plackowski's bond hearing.