Chicago Heights man gets $750K bond in meat cleaver attack

2013-12-23T11:22:00Z 2013-12-23T21:33:28Z Chicago Heights man gets $750K bond in meat cleaver attackGregory Tejeda Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
December 23, 2013 11:22 am  • 

CHICAGO | A Chicago Heights man is in the Cook County Jail on $750,000 bond on charges he attacked a 19-year-old with a meat cleaver.

Brian Herman, 31, appeared in court Sunday for a bond hearing, at which Judge James Brown ordered him held in lieu of $750,000 bail.

Brown also set bond at $100,000 for Shaquietta Brison, 25, of Chicago, for the same incident.

Officials at the Cook County Jail said both were being held there as of Monday, as neither has been able to post bail.

Both Herman and Brison are charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery with use of a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct, and are scheduled to appear at the Criminal Courts Building again on Friday, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

Prosecutors said during the bond hearing the two lured Christian Landon, of Chicago, to Brison’s apartment on Maywood Avenue on Friday.

They said Brison used a stun gun to incapacitate Landon. Then, Herman allegedly attacked Landon with the meat cleaver. Prosecutors did not provide any motive for the attack, although prosecutors said Brison made a false statement to police that Landon had tried to sexually assault her.

A neighbor who heard screams called police, and Landon was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital for treatment for his wounds

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