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$450K bail for Dolton woman charged with attempted murder

Updated: September 19, 2014 6:26AM

A Cook County judge ordered a Dolton woman held in lieu of $450,000 bail Sunday, after she allegedly lured a man to a botched armed robbery by sending him racy text messages.

Everything was going according to plan when Dakota Fitzhugh, 21, sent sexually suggestive messages to the man and arranged an Aug. 12 rendezvous outside a Dolton senior center, prosecutors alleged in court.

But when Fitzhugh stepped out of the man’s vehicle and her boyfriend climbed in with a loaded handgun, chaos ensued, prosecutors said.

Now Fitzhugh is facing attempted first-degree murder charges, prosecutors said, and her boyfriend is still at large.

After climbing into the car, Fitzhugh’s boyfriend pointed the gun at the man’s head and demanded money, but the man resisted and floored the gas pedal, prosecutors said.

As the vehicle accelerated, the driver tried to wrestle away control of the handgun, prosecutors said. The gun discharged during the struggle, and a bullet grazed the driver’s head.

Eventually he was able to open the vehicle door and force Fitzhugh’s boyfriend out of the car, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors said the victim was a mutual acquaintance of Fitzhugh and her boyfriend.


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