Prosecutors say a Winthrop Harbor woman strangled her juvenile daughter and punched her during an attack at a residence in Lake Villa.
Corrie R. Vandervere, 36, of Winthrop Harbor, was charged with aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery and two counts of domestic battery.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Kelse Banks said during a bond hearing on Tuesday that Vandervere went to her mother’s home on February 22.
Vandervere’s children live with her mother and Vandervere is only allowed supervised visitation through the Department of Children and Family Services, Banks said.
Vandervere, who was intoxicated, allegedly attempted to take her 1-year-old child from her mother’s apartment.
Vandervere began arguing with her mother and one of Vandervere’s children, who is in her late teens, heard the altercation.
Banks said the teen came out to see what was happening and Vandervere pushed her daughter to the ground and started to punch her.
Vandervere grabbed her teenage daughter by the neck twice during the incident, Banks said.
Vandervere allegedly squeezed the victim’s neck, partially blocking her airway.
The victim and Vandervere’s mother held down Vandervere at one point but she was able to break free.
Vandervere attempted to fight the victim again before going to the kitchen of the residence where she grabbed a knife and then cut her own wrists, Banks said.
Officers responded and observed scratches on the victim’s neck and bruises on her arms.
A warrant was issued for Vandervere on February 23 and she was arrested on Monday, records show.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak kept the bond at $100,000, which was set when the warrant was issued.
Vandervere would need to post $10,000 cash in order to be released from the Lake County Jail.
She is scheduled to appear in court again on June 22.