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UPDATE: Batavia Woman Faces Charges Related To Stabbing Incident

The 38-year-old received three felony and three misdemeanor charges. Here are the details.

UPDATE: A sister of the woman accused in this story has come forward with an account of what happened during the Nov. 4 disturbance.

A 38-year-old Batavia woman was charged Monday in connection to a Sunday disturbance that involved multiple stab wounds.

Diane J. Romano, of the first block of North Van Nortwick Avenue, received the following charges:

  • Aggravated domestic battery (class 2 felony)
  • Aggravated battery - great bodily harm (class 3 felony)
  • Aggravated battery - deadly weapon (class 3 felony)
  • Domestic battery which causes bodily harm (class A misdemeanor)
  • Domestic battery - making physical contact (class A misdemeanor)
  • Unlawful use of weapons - possessing a knife with intent to use (class A misdemeanor)

The charges result from what Batavia Police describe as a family disturbance involving two men and Romano. Officers were called to a home on the first block of North Van Nortwick Avenue at 2:34 a.m. Sunday. They .

If convicted, Romano could receive up to seven years in prison for a class 2 felony, up to five years in prison for each of the class 3 felonies and up to one year each for each of the three misdemeanor charges.

Romano is currently being held at the Kane County Jail and was scheduled for a bond call sometime Monday.

The Investigation Continues

Police have been called to Romano's home in the past, but the department is only investigating Sunday's incident at this time, Det. Kevin Bretz told Batavia Patch.

Batavia Police completed several interviews, and any further action will be done through the Kane County State's Attorney's Office.

"I can tell you that there will be (follow up) to some degree, yes," Bretz said. "Any investigation will continue until the State’s Attorney is satisfied."

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ashley November 06, 2012 at 02:39 AM
My thoughts n prayers r with this family. Knowing the family this is just shocking news
R G November 06, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Sister says she was being hit by boyfriend. Her mug shot doesn't look like she was getting beat up.
toni November 06, 2012 at 09:53 PM
omg annette this is crazy i hope she gets out and shes okay
toni November 06, 2012 at 10:00 PM
i know this family very well and who ever u r RG if u know her u know what she looks like on a regular day and from her mug shot she does not look normal u can tell something happened and maybe she wasn't being hit in her face maybe he was hitting her other places so no body could tell did u ever think of that no Ur acting like shes guilty she has two beautiful kids that she would not risk losing in less her life was in danger shes really not a bad person u r trying to make her look like a monster and shes not
ANNETTE ROMANO November 07, 2012 at 01:14 AM
THERE ALWAYS A NEGATIVE PERSON LIKE YOU
concerned citizen November 07, 2012 at 01:22 AM
the picture looks like something happend to me i dont know what RG is talking about
bob November 07, 2012 at 01:24 AM
i agree with you concerned citizen
DIANE November 07, 2012 at 04:05 AM
YOU KNOW MY NAME,NOT MY STORY.YOU HEARD WHAT I DONE,NOT WHAT I BEEN THREW DIANE
Jason E November 07, 2012 at 07:46 PM
now this is her son talking, she was being hit by her bf which is why i jumped in to bck her up and she only had the knife for self defense, everything was an accident besides me hittin her bf with my fist, she had no intentions on hurting anyone so RG get ur shit straight before u start tlkin
Jodi November 09, 2012 at 09:33 AM
Diane, Mt thoughts and prayers are with you !!!for those of you whom do not know anything about this poor woman, or the situation she is going through, pls stay off this post! I know Diane to be a woman that ALWAYS put her child first!!! For this to happen, after all this STRONG woman has been through, rest assure there is a reason! Until you been through what she has been through that night, do not speak! Truth will set her free and until then like the police say. There is nothing to worry about. Please allow this family to heal from the wounds that were suffered from that morning! Diane, this may not mean much, but I am praying for you and I believe in you! Pls stay strong!!!!
Jane D December 27, 2012 at 02:58 PM
this woman is psycho i know from past encounters with her, I also know the bf which has never been violent towards women. I have witness the stalking she has done to him.
JANE D January 02, 2013 at 06:27 PM
I know him very well he is my ex and whenever weve gotten into it he walks away from the situation also if she was defending herself why was he stabbed twice IN THE BACK ?????????????????
Jane D January 03, 2013 at 11:47 AM
I have the pictures of his back to bad there isnt a way to post them on here so people can really see all the lies that your telling. Not to mention he died twice once in the ambulance and once at the hospital, you people are sick in your minds and I hope you and your sister get the mental help you need.
Jane D January 03, 2013 at 11:50 AM
And you say thats what he gets?????? Nobody deserves any kind of physical violence no matter what the situation is. That just proves the type of revengeful people your family is. Please go get some help.
ANNETTE ROMANO January 03, 2013 at 01:52 PM
FACEBOOK GOT THE PICTURE OF HIS BACK WHO CARE.AND HE DID NOT DIE 3 TIMES THAT HIS STORY.AND THIS IS THE LAST COMMENT IM LEAVING CAUSE I GOT A LIFE UNLIKE YOU MAYBE YOU SHOULD GET BACK TOGETHER AND LEAVE ARE FAMILY ALONE AND GET A LIFE ENOUGH SAID

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