Jessica Hillis the elder sister of Jayla Hill. Both sisters are facing charges of Security Guard Stabbing. But both Chicago sisters have been denied bond after police say they stabbed a security guard nearly 30 times when he asked them to wear face masks, according to WTTW News.
Jessica, 21, and her 18-year-old sister, Jayla Hill, were arrested on October 27 on charges of attempted murder, the station reported. Police say the siblings entered a shoe store in Lawndale on October 25 when they stabbed a security worker at least 27 times over a mask dispute, the Chicago Sun-Times added.
The Sisters Attorney Statement
The court-appointed attorney for Jessica and Jayla Hill is arguing that the attempted murder charges are unfit because the sisters acted in self-defense, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The attorney claimed at Tuesday, October 27, bond hearing that both women have bipolar disorder, the newspaper continued.
Jayla Hill would not have filmed the encounter if she planned to commit a crime with her sister, the attorney argued, the Chicago Sun-Times added.
Jessica Hill, 21, and Jayla Hill, 18, were both charged with attempted first-degree murder after allegedly stabbing a 42-year-old security guard at Snipes — an athletic apparel store — around 6 p.m.
However, the Cook County Judge cited concern over the “sheer number” of stab wounds to the victim, the outlet continued.
“This is just too random and quickly escalating,” Marubio said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. “I can’t fashion conditions that would protect the community.”
According to the online Chicago Police Department arrest records, Jessica was arrested on October 8, 2017, on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
However, local news outlets are reporting that neither sisters have a criminal record.
“A defense attorney representing the sisters said her clients had no criminal background,” WTTW News said.
The station added that Jessica and Jayla Hill recently graduated from Chicago Public Schools and are