Sauk Village woman enters not guilty plea related to death of her son

2013-10-25T00:00:00Z Sauk Village woman enters not guilty plea related to death of her sonGregory Tejeda Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
October 25, 2013 12:00 am  • 

MARKHAM | A Sauk Village woman being held at the Cook County Jail on charges related to the stabbing death of her son has been assigned to a judge for her eventual trial.

Robin Erwin, 31, who is charged with murder for the death last month of her son, Diontae Erwin, pleaded not guilty to the criminal charge during an appearance Tuesday at the Sixth District Cook County Circuit Court. Her case was assigned to Judge Anna Demacopoulos, who scheduled a status hearing for Nov. 15.

Prosecutors said the two were quarreling when Diontae was stabbed. She has said that her son “walked into” her knife. But an autopsy by the Lake County coroner’s office ruled the death a homicide, saying the stab wound was inconsistent with her account of the incident.

Erwin remains at the Cook County Jail, where she is being held in lieu of $750,000 bail while the criminal charges are pending.

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