St. Charles Woman Charged With Attempted Murder

St. Charles Woman Charged With Attempted Murder

A 58-year-old St. Charles woman faces charges of attempted murder for attacking her husband with a baseball bat, St. Charles police said.

Donna Black (PHOTO CREDIT: St. Charles Police Department)

The St. Charles Police Department said officers were called to 406 Valley View Dr. at 4:31 a.m. Sunday for a domestic battery in progress. The caller, an adult daughter, reported that her mother was on top of her father and was hurting him. She was awoken by the disturbance and her father’s call for help.

The offender, Donna J. Black, had attacked her husband with a baseball bat while he was sleeping, police said. The victim, a 57-year-old male, sustained several lacerations to his head and a broken arm while trying to defend himself. Black also pushed the bat down onto her husband’s neck in an attempt to strangle him, police said.

The victim was transported to Delnor Hospital–Northwestern Medicine. The offender was also transported to Delnor for an unknown medical condition. After her release, she was taken into custody and processed at the St. Charles Police Department. She was transferred to the Kane County Jail on Sunday and was held for bond call.

Black appeared at bond call on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. She was charged with the following:

  • Attempt Murder – a Class X felony
  • Aggravated Domestic Battery – a Class 2 felony
  • Aggravated Domestic Battery Strangle – a Class 2 felony

At bond call, the bail for Black was set at $750,000. The next court date is Nov. 3, 2017, in room 319 of the Kane County Judicial Center.

A review of police records shows that there have not been any previous domestic related calls at this residence.

All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

SOURCE: St. Charles Police Department news release