Naperville Mom Indicted on Murder Charges

Elzbieta Plackowska faces 12 felony counts in stabbing deaths of son, girl and dogs

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.

Police said Plackowska confessed to the crime, and admitted to stabbing her son to death in order to hurt her husband who didn't appreciate her.

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.

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