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Prosecutors: Woman killed boyfriend to defend daughter in Waukegan stabbing

Tina Primm of Waukegan
Tina Primm of Waukegan

Authorities said a Waukegan woman was protecting her daughter when she stabbed her boyfriend to death during a domestic incident on July 4.

Tina Primm, 39, of Waukegan, had a second-degree murder charge dismissed and has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of one count of concealment of a homicidal death.

Primm was charged after killing Daniel Parker, 42, at a home in the 2200 block of Western Avenue in Waukegan on July 4.

On Monday, a Lake County judge sentenced Primm to 180 days in jail which she already served, two years of probation, and 100 hours of public service. The judge also ordered her to submit to ongoing drug testing, undergo counseling, and pay over $2,700 in court costs. Officials said that Primm’s expected release date was October 2.

Primm had been initially charged with two counts of aggravated battery and four counts of second-degree murder following the fatal stabbing that happened on July 4.

Primm and Raymond Parker, 42, were arguing at the house when Parker threatened Primm and her children with two knives, authorities said.

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Parker hit Primm in the face and then dropped both knives. He then took Primm’s 18-year-old daughter into another room in the house and began attacking her. Primm took the two knives where she then followed Parker and stabbed him in the chest, authorities said.

Waukegan Police Commander Joe Florip said that responding officers on July 4 found Parker stabbed multiple times and unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials said that Primm’s daughter wanted to call 911 following the stabbing and attack but Primm said not to. Primm then tried to clean up the blood with towels and bleach. The teen eventually called police.

Police said that Primm was in a relationship with Parker and they were living together in the residence at the time of the incident.


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