Guilty on all counts in 2010 Bucktown bat beating trial; of Irish Exchange Student and Stacy Jurich.
Heriberto Viramontes guilty on all counts in 2010 attack on Natasha McShane, Stacy Jurich
October 24, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Heriberto Viramontes was found guilty on all counts in a brutal attack on two women in the Bucktown neighborhood in 2010. Viramontes used a bat to beat Natasha McShane and Stacy Jurich.
Viramontes, 34, was found guilty on ten counts, including: two counts of attempted 1st degree murder; two counts of armed robbery; and six counts of aggravated battery.
Jurors reached their decision after only three and a half hours of deliberations. During that time they had three requests: jail house calls made by Viramontes after his arrest, photos of Viramontes' tattoos, and a definition of "permanent disability."
Prosecutors: Viramontes "takes what he wants"
"Heriberto Viramontes takes what he wants. Sometimes at the end of a bat," Assistant State's Attorney John Maher said Thursday during closing arguments. "He took Natasha McShane's future. He took joy from her family. He burdened them with a lifetime of caring for her."
McShane, an exchange student from Northern Ireland, suffered a severe head injury in the attack, and is unable to speak or walk on her own. Her family is present for the trial while she is being cared for at home.
Jurich was also beaten during the attack in April 2010. She was the first witness called by prosecutors in Viramontes' trial, and was back in court for closing arguments.
In defense of Viramontes, Chandra Smith, assistant public defender, told the jurors her client was does not match Stacy Jurich's original description of the attacker. >>more from source<<