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POLICE: Batavia Woman Charged After Fatal Apartment Stabbing

The following arrest information was supplied by the Batavia Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

A 24-year-old Batavia woman received murder charges on Monday following an incident on the city’s east side, police said.

Latoya M. Baines, of the 1200 block of East Wilson Street, stabbed a 25-year-old man at , 1259 E. Wilson St., according to a police report. Officers were dispatched to the scene at 1:08 a.m. Monday.

The man was transported to Delnor Community Hospital by medics from the . He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

The stabbing occurred as a result of a domestic dispute between Baines and the man, a press release said. His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

When officers arrived to Batavia Apartments, they found the man in the stairwell to the 1171 E. Wilson St. building of the campus. The man was unresponsive and bleeding profusely due to an apparent stab wound, the release said.

Two females were located struggling with each other at the bottom of the stairwell. After the females were separated and taken into temporary custody, responding officers located three knives lying in the hallway where the females were struggling.

Officers found out through their field investigation about the domestic dispute between the man and one of the females. This female would later be identified as Latoya Baines, the release said.

Female Suspect Jailed

Baines was taken into custody and transported to the for processing.

The Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the following charges:

  • One count of First Degree Murder—Intend Death or Great Bodily Harm
  • One count of First Degree Murder—Probability of Death

The charges are Class M felonies.

Baines is currently being held for bond court in the Kane County Jail. Bond will be set by the presiding judge this Tuesday morning.

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Judy Zin May 18, 2012 at 10:30 PM
I worked in Batavia in a hair salon and being a minority I realized how judgmental and ignorant people can be. Batavia is that kind of town, right Marsha White?
Judy Zin May 18, 2012 at 10:35 PM
Working in batavia I realized how closed minded, bitter, racist, and evil people are. The're are people who believe in wearing their white triangle hat. Isn't that right Marsha white?
Judy Zin May 18, 2012 at 10:48 PM
My prayers go out to the family of GJ who I knew because they lived in my building and Baines kids who are the most adorable kids ever God bless them. Only God above has the right to judge, he is almighty powerful he knows everything, he is just! He will come and judge all us!
NONEYAA August 10, 2012 at 02:56 PM
ITS A FUCKED UP THING HOW PEOPLE GET FUCKIN CRAZY OVER ONE GUY. ITS ONE GUY! IF SHIT DNT WORK OUT OH WELL, SMOKE A BLUNT AND MOVE ON! NO NEED TO KILL SOMEONE OVER IT OR EVEN BEAT SOMEONE UP OVER IT. SHIT. U CNT TRUST NONE!! IM SCARED TO LET DA KIDS OUTSIDE CUZ A BUNCH OF PPL BEEN FIGHTIN AT DA APTS. REAL TLK, ITS SOME GAY SHIT. ALL YALL R GROWN AS FUCK! FUCK YALL FIGHTIN FOR.
lala September 03, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Rip my love u will truly be missed!!!!!!

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