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Bolingbrook murder suspect returns to jail

Michele A. Evans
Michele A. Evans

JOLIET – A Bolingbrook woman who was out on bond while awaiting sentencing on a murder charge has been sent back to jail.

Prosecutors on Thursday asked Judge Dave Carlson to revoke bond on Michele A. Evans, 52, after she was charged with drug possession in Kendall County.

According to court records, on April 13, Oswego police were called to the parking lot of McDonald's, 339 Douglas Road, after receiving a report of a suicidal woman in a vehicle. Evans was hospitalized and police allegedly found cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the car.

"I'm more concerned with the reason police were called in the first place," Carlson told Evans during a hearing Friday.

In February, Evans made a "blind plea" to one count of second-degree murder in exchange for first-degree murder charges being dropped. She is scheduled to be sentenced next month and faces four to 20 years in prison. Evans had no prior criminal record and could receive probation.

According to police, on April 16, 2015, Michele Evans stabbed David Evans, 55, twice in the chest with a kitchen knife after an argument at their home in the 500 block of Bloomfield Drive in Bolingbrook. David Evans died the following day and Michele Evans was arrested.

Defense attorney Joel Brodsky said last year that a psychologist has determined Michele Evans was suffering from "battered-woman syndrome" at the time and acted in self-defense.

The couple had lived in their house for more than 25 years and had two daughters who were not living with them. According to police reports, officers were called to the house six times in 15 years for domestic violence, noise complaints and dog complaints.

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