$2M Bond for Woman Accused of Stabbing Boy

Claudia Mejia charged with attempted murder after 9-month-old boy found stabbed in the head

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    Claudia Mejia

    A far northwest suburban woman is being held on $2 million bond for allegedly stabbing a 9-month-old boy in the head Friday night in Harvard.

    Officials were called to a home in the 500 block of West McKinley Street, in Harvard, shortly before 10 p.m. Friday. There, they found a a 9-month-old boy stabbed in the head, according to a Harvard police release.

    Paramedics initially took the infant to Mercy Harvard Hospital and was later airlifted to Rockford Memorial Hospital, police said.

    Claudia Mejia, 36, of the same address, was charged with aggravated battery of a child and attempted murder, both Class X felonies, the release said.

    The relationship between Mejia and the infant was not immediately known.

    Mejia was transported to McHenry County Jail and was ordered held on $2 million bond Saturday.