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updated: 7/23/2014 6:12 PM

Carpentersville woman faces probation violation in stabbing death case

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  • Jacqueline Loyola

    Jacqueline Loyola


Kane County prosecutors want a 23-year-old Carpentersville woman, given four years probation for her role in a 2010 stabbing death, to fulfill the terms of her sentence.

Otherwise, Jacqueline S. Loyola, of the 2400 block of Tomahawk Court, could serve significant prison time. She was spared prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder while fighting an uninvited guest at her sister's 16th birthday party in April 2010.

Loyola's attorneys argued she was defending her sister from Kassandra Caceres, 20, of Aurora, who kicked and punched Loyola's sister.

Police said Loyola was throwing a party and that Caceres, who was in a rival gang, showed up with six or seven people, but they were allowed to stay.

The party turned violent after Caceres lit a cigarette inside the home, was escorted outside and the attacked Loyola's sister, authorities said. Loyola pleaded guilty to stabbing Caceres in the back and killing her; Loyola told police she was defending her sister.

As part of her sentence, Loyola was ordered to complete 100 hours of community service within six months, pay $8,000 restitution and stay out of trouble.

She appeared in court earlier this week and ordered to show up Sept. 15 for a status hearing on her probation violation.

Prosecutors presented Judge Marmarie Kostelny a report on June 23 that showed Loyola had completed just 20 hours of community service, according to court records.

If a Kostelny rules that Loyola has violated her probation, she could be resentenced to four to 20 years in prison for second-degree murder.

Prosecutors had filed a petition for a probation violation after Loyola was arrested and charged with resisting arrest during a an April, 2013 traffic stop in Carpentersville.

But, records show, Judge Elizabeth Flood threw out the resisting arrest charge against Loyola on June 25.

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