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Batavia woman charged in Sunday stabbing of 2 men

Diane J. Romano

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A 38-year-old Batavia woman has been charged in connection with a stabbing early Sunday on North VanNortwick Street.

Diane J. Romano, of the 0-100 block of VanNortwick, was charged Monday with three felonies and three misdemeanors, according to Batavia police.


When police arrived at the residence at 2:34 a.m. Sunday they discovered two men, ages 19 and 34, who both suffered multiple stab wounds. They were taken to a hospital and were conscious. Their conditions are not known.

Police said Romano was charged with aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery with great bodily harm, and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. All three are felonies. The misdemeanor charges are domestic battery which causes bodily harm, domestic battery in making physical contact, and unlawful use of weapons -- possess a knife with intent to use.

If convicted on all charges, Romano could receive up to 20 years in prison.

Her bond was set at $50,000, meaning she must post $5,000 to be released from the Kane County jail while her case is pending. She is next due in court Wednesday.

The stabbing was believed to be an isolated incident, and there is no danger to the public, according to police.

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