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posted: 2/22/2014 1:01 AM

900-page evaluation issued in Naperville murder case

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  • Elzbieta Plackowska

      Elzbieta Plackowska


Was Elzbieta Plackowska of Naperville sane the night she is alleged to have killed two young children, including her 7-year-old son?

The answer may be contained in a 900-page psychologist's report that emerged from a 15-month evaluation of Plackowska ordered by DuPage County State's Attorney Bob Berlin.

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Berlin submitted the report to Judge Robert Kleeman and Plakowska's defense attorney Friday but declined to comment on its contents.

Prosecutors can request a psychological screening of a defendant when they have reason to believe insanity might be raised as a defense. Plackowska's lawyer also can seek an independent exam.

Defense attorney Michael Mara asked for an opportunity to review the report and was given until March 7.

The 41-year-old woman is accused of repeatedly stabbing Olivia Dworakowski, 5, and her own son, Justin Plackowski, 7, in October 2012. Police said she killed them while baby-sitting at the younger child's home.

Plackowska remains jailed without bail and has pleaded not guilty.

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