Elzbieta Plackowska, a Chicago woman has been alleged to have stabbed her 7-year-old son 100 times, and then turned the knife on a 5-year-old girl who witnessed the attack, killing both children as they begged for their lives, a prosecutor said Thursday.
The accused, 40, told investigators she stabbed the children and slashed their throats Tuesday night at a Naperville home because she was angry that her truck-driver husband was often away, said DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin.
Berlin said, “She told the detectives that she thought by killing (her son) Justin she would make her husband hurt the way she hurt in their relationship… She had grabbed the knife, and she made both victims kneel and begin praying. She began stabbing her son Justin and told him he was going to heaven tonight. He pleaded for his life and told her to stop. But she continued stabbing him until he was dead… She then turned her attention to 5-year-old Olivia and began stabbing her with the knife multiple times. She, as well, pleaded for her life, but the defendant continued to stab her until she was deceased.”
Investigators found two blood-stained knives: a steak knife in the kitchen sink and another in Plackow-ska’s car. After the killings, Plackowska tried to go to a Naperville church but found it closed, so she left a message on its answering machine saying she had done something bad and needed assistance, Berlin said.