A man and woman are both charged with attempted murder after police say they stabbed a 59-year-old woman multiple times in her Zion home on Monday.
Rachel R. Hope, 46, of Zion, and Teywain M. Rogers, 42, of Zion, were both charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
The Zion Police Department and Zion Fire and Rescue Department responded around 1:40 a.m. Monday to the 2900 block of Gabriel Avenue for a report of a stabbing.
A 59-year-old woman called 911 after she had been stabbed by two people who were still in her home, according to Zion Police Department Lt. Christopher Sweeting.
Officers arrived in under two minutes to find the victim in critical condition with multiple stab wounds.
Officers also found two individuals, identified as Hope and Rogers, that were fleeing into the alley behind the victim’s home.
Sweeting said officers detained the two individuals, who had blood on their hands and clothes. Officers also rendered first aid to the victim until paramedics arrived.
Sweeting said the victim was able to provide preliminary details which implicated Hope and Rogers in the incident.
The woman was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville where she was rushed into surgery.
Following surgery, the victim was listed in serious but stable condition, Sweeting said.
The Zion Police Department requested the assistance of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force to assist with processing the scene.
Sweeting said the scene was “very complex” with evidence inside and outside the victim’s home.
Processing the entire crime scene took until Monday afternoon to complete.
Detectives spoke with witnesses, reviewed surveillance video and interviewed the two individuals who were detained.
Once the victim was out of surgery and stabilized, an in-depth interview was conducted with her, Sweeting said.
Details on what led to the stabbing were not publicly released, but police said the two suspects were known to the victim and had recently taken up temporary residence on the second floor of the victim’s home.
The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the charges against Hope and Rogers Monday evening.
Both appeared in bond court Tuesday morning and were ordered held in the Lake County Jail on a $1 million bond each.