COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A North Lawndale man who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend and her 6-year-old son was ordered held on $500,000 bond Thursday.
Jesse Robison, 41, of the 1900 block of South Ridgeway Avenue, was charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery to a child after an early morning dispute got out of hand Wednesday.
According to prosecutors, Robison — who was staying with his girlfriend on the 1500 block of South Christiana Avenue — woke up his girlfriend around 4 a.m. to argue about phone numbers he found on her cell phone.
Robison slapped his girlfriend in the face, pushed her down and punched her in the face, prosecutors said.
The woman screamed and grabbed Robison by the genitals until he got off her. At that point, prosecutors said, Robison went to the kitchen and returned with an 8-inch butcher knife.
During the altercation, the girlfriend’s 6-year-old son woke up and wandered into the hallway where the couple was fighting, prosecutors said. The child stood between the two, with his back to Robison. His mother tried to pick up the boy and carry him back to his bedroom.
Robison allegedly continued to assault the pair, and at one point, court documents revealed, stabbed the child in the back and mother in the neck.
A neighbor called the police and banged on the apartment door, prosecutors said.
According to court documents, the mother and son were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. The boy sustained a deep, 6-inch gash on his back that required 16 staples.
Robison’s girlfriend had a 4-inch laceration to her neck, cuts and bruises on her face and hands, and a burst blood vessel in her right eye, prosecutors said.
Police found a butcher knife, with its handle removed, in a closet after Robison told them where to look, according to court documents.
Robison, who was previously charged with domestic battery, is scheduled to appear in court again Wednesday.