71-Year-Old Montgomery Man Charged With Attempting To Murder His Wife

71-Year-Old Montgomery Man Charged With Attempting To Murder His Wife

The 0-100 block of 1st Avenue in Montgomery. (CREDIT: Google Maps)

A Montgomery man has been charged with first degree attempted murder after police say he tried to kill his 65-year-old wife, then tried to kill himself at their home on Montgomery’s east side.

Gerald Schabb

According to a Montgomery Police Department news release, officers responded Sunday, May 1, 2022, to the 0-100 block of 1st Avenue for the report of a medical call.

Upon arrival, the police located a 65-year-old female with life-threatening injuries. She was transported to a local hospital and, at this time, is expected to survive.

The 0-100 block of 1st Avenue in Montgomery. (CREDIT: Google Maps)

The officers made contact with the husband of the female, identified as Gerald Schabb, 71, who also was transported to a local hospital with minor/self-inflicted injuries.

After a thorough investigation, it is alleged that Schabb attempted to kill his wife and then attempted to kill himself.

On May 5, 2022, this incident was reviewed by the Kane County States Attorney’s Office, which authorized the following charges:

  • Attempted Murder 1st Degree, a Class X felony.
  • Aggravated Domestic Battery, a Class 2 felony.
  • Aggravated Battery to a Victim 60 Years or Older, a Class 3 felony.
  • Aggravated Battery | Use of a Deadly Weapon, a Class 3 felony.
  • Induce Attempt Suicide Provide Assistance, a Class A misdemeanor.

On May 10, Schabb of the 0-100 block of 1st Avenue, Montgomery, was released from the hospital into the custody of the Montgomery Police Department. He was transported to the Kane County Judicial Center for processing.

Any charges are merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

SOURCE: Montgomery Police Department news release