A Chicago man, Edwardo Echevarria, accused of violently attacking an elderly woman and assaulting a nurse, was released after a judge refused to categorize him as a public safety threat.
Prosecutors alleged that Echevarria caused the woman to hit her head on the pavement and smeared bodily fluids on a nurse.
“First responders took Echevarria to Mt. Sinai Hospital for treatment of facial injuries he suffered in a previous incident,” CWB Chicago reported. (Trending: Top Democrat Loses In Historic Landslide)
Prosecutors say he pushed a 79-year-old woman to the ground, causing her to hit her head on the cement.
Then he allegedly spread bloody saliva on a nurse and defecated on a hospital floor.
A judge decided he was not a public safety threat and let him gohttps://t.co/58uzOp3wjf
— CWBChicago (@CWBChicago) December 6, 2023
Despite facing serious charges, the judge released him without electronic monitoring or a curfew.
This decision has sparked controversy, especially in light of another recent case involving the release of a suspect accused of stealing an ATM.
A 7-time convicted felon and an accomplice stole a West Loop restaurant's ATM on Friday, prosecutors say.
Even though he has only been on parole for 3 months, he was released from custody on Saturday afternoon to await trial.https://t.co/kgaN4i30nB
— CWBChicago (@CWBChicago) November 12, 2023