Faced with serious charges, two defendants in separate court appearances Wednesday had difficulty holding their heads high and fainted as they stood before a judge.
In the first incident, an Elgin woman charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and attempted armed robbery following a fatal shooting at a Schaumburg Tuesday morning fell to the floor as a judge set her bail to $3 million.
Just last week, Branch spent two days in the Cook County Jail following a prostitution sting.
Later, a Kane County priest, who earlier this year jumped from a church balcony in an attempt to take his own life after being accused of molesting a child, fainted during a bond reduction hearing.
Father Alejandro Flores was standing before the judge when his knees appeared to buckle and he slumped to the floor.