COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — Unconscious, the 51-year-old man lay "motionless" on the floor of the Red Line train, but his attacker kept kicking and stomping, prosecutors said.
Anthony McMillan, 49, is charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery in the brutal beating of the man on a northbound Red Line train between 63rd and 95th streets over the weekend.
Cook County State's Attorney Stephanie Buck said McMillan hit the other man in the back of the head, then body slammed him and then started choking him. When the victim fell unconscious on the floor of the train, McMillan "took a break," Buck said of the attack, which allegedly occurred at midnight Friday.
When he regained his breath, McMillan "continued to kick and stomp" the man's motionless body.
The beating, which lasted about 15 minutes, was caught on surveillance video, Buck said.
McMillan exited the train at 63rd Street, prosecutors said. The man he allegedly beat was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with brain swelling, a collapsed lung and multiple facial fractures.
McMillan, who lives in the 11500 block of South Bishop Street, was arrested the following day at 10 East Chicago Avenue when police recognized him from still photographs taken from the security video wearing the same fur hat and multicolored scarf.
His suspenders, according to police reports, were stained with blood.
When McMillan was questioned he said, "Whoa man, if this is about the fight on the train, he hit me first," according to police reports.
McMillan, who told police he earned money washing windows, went on to say that he "kicked the (the man) a few times," according to police reports.
Cook County Judge Israel Desierto ordered McMillan held on $350,000 bond Monday.