A Chicago man has been arrested after an altercation on a CTA bus resulted in him stabbing his brother-in-law at least 25 times, partially disemboweling him, while other passengers watched and recorded on their cellphones.
Darnell R. Scott, 37, is accused of stabbing his 50-year-old brother-in-law with a pocket knife last Thursday. According to Assistant State's Attorney Craig Taczy, the attack occurred when Scott got onto and the bus, which his brother-in-law was also riding. The two men do not get along and the unidentified brother-in-law approached Scott when he saw him walk to the back of the bus, reported the Chicago Tribune.
The brother-in-law reportedly asked Scott if he sent people to “jump him.” The exchange turned physical when the two men began wrestling on the floor of the bus, which led to Scott pulling out a knife and stabbing the victim.
The victim suffered numerous wounds to his abdomen, arms, legs, neck and the back of his head, according to Cook County prosecutors. The attack was so brutal that it left the man partially disemboweled.
One the bus came to a stop, the man was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition and Scott was arrested and hospitalized for his injuries. Scott was charged with aggravated battery with great bodily harm.
Cook County Judge John F. Lyke Jr. noted that it was the brother-in-law who approached Scott; however, he still denied bail for Scott because he threw the first punch. Scott was also ordered to have no contact with the victim.
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