Bond set at $750,000 in meat cleaver attack on man
BY MATT MCKINNEY Sun-Times Media December 22, 2013 9:14PM
A Chicago Heights man was ordered held in lieu of $750,000 bail Sunday after he allegedly attacked a 19-year-old man with a meat cleaver.
Brian Herman, 31, and Shaquietta Brison, 25, “lured” the man to Brison’s apartment on South Maywood Avenue on Friday, prosecutors said in court Sunday.
Brison allegedly used a stun gun on Christian Landon, of the 4000 block of West Gladys Avenue. Judge James Brown ordered Brison held on $100,000 bail.
Herman told Landon, “I’m going to kill your ass” and began hacking at him with the cleaver, Assistant State’s Attorney Grace Logan said in court Sunday.
A neighbor called the police after hearing screams from the apartment, Logan said.
Brison falsely told police that Landon had tried to choke and sexually assault her, prosecutors said.
Landon was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was treated for cuts on his face and hands. Prosecutors did not provide a motive for the attack.
Herman and Brison were each charged with three felony counts of attempted murder, disorderly conduct and aggravated battery with use of a deadly weapon.
Herman and Brison are both due in court on Dec. 27.