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Chicago woman who allegedly wore ‘Scream’ mask while repeatedly stabbing another woman is held without bond – “God is making me do this,” Patricia Calhoun-Murdock said as she stabbed her victim 39 times

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Patricia Calhoun-Murdock was arrested Friday and charged with attempted murder, home invasion and residential burglary
Calhoun-Murdock, 20,  of South Racine Ave, in Chicago was arrested nearly two weeks after she attacked a 56-year-old woman during a home invasion at an apt in Canaryville
The suspect allegedly wore a “Scream” mask while repeatedly stabbing the victim repeatedly
She had broken into an apt on Sept 1, where the victim was dog sitting 
Calhoun-Murdock was held without bond Sunday after Judge Mary Marubio cited the “truly random and violent nature of the crime”
The victim was treated for 39 stab wounds to her face, neck, stomach and skull, her throat was slit in two places, her heart was punctured and she had a broken right arm
The suspect who left a cellphone in a case that contained her driver’s license, as well as a wallet with docs that included her name, made “admissions consistent with the victim’s account of the incident,” to police

A Chicago woman who allegedly wore a “Scream” mask while repeatedly stabbing another woman after breaking into an apartment where the victim was dog sitting
was held without bond Sunday.
Patricia Calhoun-Murdock, 20, of the 8400 block of South Racine Avenue, was arrested Friday, nearly two weeks after the attack at an apartment in Canaryville, and charged with attempted murder, home invasion and residential burglary.


Before denying bail in the case, Associate Cook County Circuit Court Judge Mary
Marubio cited the “truly random and violent nature of the crime.”

Patricia Calhoun-Murdock 1Patricia Calhoun-Murdock is charged with attempted murder, home invasion and residential burglary after she attacked a house sitter with a baseball bat during a home invasion. She also stabbed the 56-year-old woman 39 times 

Calhoun-Murdock was arrested Friday by U.S. marshals at an apartment in the West Town neighborhood. Chicago police had “encountered her” the day after the Sept. 1 crime with a Kindle reader that was later determined to have been stolen from the apartment where the attack took place, according to a U.S. Marshals Service report.
The attack occurred during the early morning hours on the 4200 block of South Union Avenue, where a 56-year-old woman had gone to care for her son’s dog while he was away.
The victim fell asleep on the couch and later woke up to see a woman wearing a mask from the movie “Scream” and holding a knife, Assistant State’s Attorney Lorin Jenkins told the judge.
After the victim begged the assailant in the mask not to hurt her, the knife-wielding attacker said, “God is making me do this,” Jenkins said. Then she began stabbing the victim repeatedly.
After stabbing the victim, Calhoun-Murdoch went to the bathroom, took a shower, and then went to the kitchen, where she ate and watched TV, Jenkins said. The victim tried to play dead, but her attacker said, “I can still hear you breathing.”
Eventually, the victim’s daughter-in-law arrived, and the victim told her to leave the apartment and call 911, which she did. Then the attacker hit the 56-year-old victim repeatedly with a bat, threatening to kill her if she told anyone, before fleeing the apartment, Jenkins said.

The victim was rushed in critical condition to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she was treated for 39 stab wounds to her face, neck, stomach and skull, Jenkins said. Her throat was slit in two places, her heart was punctured and she had a broken right arm, Jenkins added.
The attacker left a cellphone in a case that contained her driver’s license, as well as a wallet with documents that included her name, Jenkins said. After her arrest, Calhoun-Murdock made “admissions consistent with the victim’s account of the incident,” Jenkins said. It was her first arrest, and she told authorities she had “mental health concerns,” according to documents in her court file.

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