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Attacker Who Kicked 79-Year-Old’s Face On Red Line Gets Probation

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An attacker who kicked an elderly woman in the face on a red line train early this year was sentenced to two years of mental health probation. The unprovoked attacked sent the 79-year-old woman to the hospital with blunt trauma to her forehead.

The incident, which happened around 11:15 a.m. on January 20, was witnessed by several passengers who said that 34-year-old Englewood resident Jerrel Turner, who identifies as female, grabbed an overhead handrail and swung her body eventually striking the victim in the head with her foot.

Turner quickly exited the train when it stopped at the Bryn Mawr station. However, a fellow passenger followed her until police apprehended the suspect.

Turner faced felony aggravated battery of a victim over the age of 60. In a plea agreement approved by Judge Adrienne Davis, Turner pleaded guilty to the felony and was given the two year of mental health probation and two additional counts of aggravated battery were dropped.

Hat tip: CWBChicago.com


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