Vanessa Sanders, 38 of Chicago is facing first-degree murder charges and was ordered held in lieu of $500,000 bail after stabbing her on-again-off-again boyfriend -- Antone Sims, 28 -- to death Saturday night after he pulled her hair during a fight.
Sims and Sanders went to the apartment so Sanders could do someone's hair. When they arrived, they got into a fight, prosecutors said Wednesday. During the dispute, Sims pulled Sanders' hair, and someone else there separated them. There were six small children at the apartment when the fight took place, but they weren't in the room at the time, prosecutors said. Another person at the scene recorded cellphone video of part of the fight. In the video, Sanders can be heard saying, "He pulled my (expletive) hair! I swear to God I'll kill the (expletive)! I swear for all living God I'm killing that (expletive)." Sims tried to calm her down, asking her to go with him for a walk and asking for a kiss, prosecutors said. Sanders said she didn't want a kiss, and Sims walked away, tripping and falling as he did. Sims sat down, his back against a wall, and Sanders stood over him and stabbed him in the center of the chest with a knife, prosecutors said. Sims tried to defend himself by blocking the knife as Sanders continued to stab and cut Sims while yelling at him, but he slumped over and began to have trouble breathing, prosecutors said. One other person was in the room when the stabbing took place, and another came in afterward, saw Sims, called 911 and began giving him CPR. Sanders fled, and Sims was taken to Christ Medical Center, where he died. The autopsy report indicates he had abrasions on his hand and small cuts on his scalp, consistent with his trying to defend himself, prosecutors said.Senseless.
source: Chicago Tribune