Teens Charged in West Chicago Stabbing

Victim hospitalized with hole in his lung after stabbing in West Chicago's Pioneer Park

By Ngozi Agomo
|  Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012  |  Updated 10:12 PM CDT
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Teens Charged in West Chicago Stabbing

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Two teens have been charged and a warrant for a third issued in connection with a stabbing in a West Chicago park over the weekend, authorities said.

Alejandro DeLaCruz, 17, Irbin Rocha,18 and a third man are accused of attacking a man around 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Pioneer Park, DuPage County Prosecutor Bethany Jackson told the Daily Herald.

The victim was reportedly having a picnic with his girlfriend when the trio demanded money and started beating him, police said.

DeLaCruz pulled out a knife and stabbed the man repeatedly in the chest, police said.

The victim was hospitalized with a hole in his lung, said Jackson.

Rocha, from Lisle, and DeLaCruz, from West Chicago, are charged with aggravated battery and attempted armed robbery. A warrant for the arrest of a third, unnamed attacker has been issued.

Judge Elizabeth Sexton set bail at $200,000 for DeLaCruz and $100,000 for Rocha. 

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