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Man pleads guilty to attempted murder in birthday party attack in Richmond

Miguel A. Hernandez-Solorzano, 33, of Des Plaines.

A man who slashed two people with a knife at a child’s birthday party in Richmond last year has pleaded guilty to attempted murder and aggravated battery.

McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick D. Kenneally said that Miguel Hernandez-Solorzano, 33, of Des Plaines, faces six to 30 years in prison for attempted first-degree murder and will be required to serve at least 85% of the sentence he receives.

Prosecutors said that in October 2017, Hernandez-Solorzano hid behind a barn, jumped out and attacked two people with a knife during a child’s birthday party in the 5200 block of Route 173 in Richmond.

Both were transported by ambulance to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. Police arrested Hernandez-Solorzano after he had been detained by family members who witnessed the attack.

Just days prior to the party, Hernandez-Solorzano had sent threatening text messages to one of the victims who he had been in a relationship with previously, prosecutors said.

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The case was prosecuted by McHenry County Assistant State’s Attorneys Rita Gara and Randi Freese.  The case was investigated by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.


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