Naperville woman fit to stand trial on charges she stabbed 2 children

A woman accused of stabbing two young children has been found fit to stand trial.

But whether she was sane at the time of the event remains in question.

Jennifer Kouchoukos appeared in court Monday, where she was arraigned on two counts of attempted first-degree murder and nine counts of aggravated battery.

DuPage County Judge Brian Telander accepted a report from a court-appointed psychologist that Kouchoukos understands the charges against her and is capable of assisting in her defense.

Woman accused of trying to murder 2 children

Kouchoukos, 51, of Naperville is accused of stabbing two girls, ages 3 and 1, while she was babysitting them at their Lisle home on Nov. 17.

The girls’ father found one of them in the bathroom, her clothing soaked in blood. Kouchoukos was also in the bathroom, covered in blood, according to court records.

The other girl was found in the kitchen. She had been stabbed “innumerable” times, according to court documents.

One of the girls suffered collapsed lungs and a cut lung.

Investigators suspect Kouchoukos drank a bottle of wine and most of a bottle of rum.

A hospital nurse told police that Kouchoukos told her she had missed a few doses of medication to “make the followers go away,” that she had been sober for five years and relapsed because of the followers, and the followers told her to hurt the girls, according to a prosecutor’s motion filed in January.

The motion said relatives said she has schizoaffective disorder and takes medication to treat it.

The results of her sanity examination are not ready.

Kouchoukos is being detained pretrial in the DuPage County jail. Her next court date is Aug. 13.

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