Illinois Mom Elzbieta Plackowska Fatally Stabs 7-year-old Son and 5-year-old Girl Details are emerging in a disturbing and saddening story that occured on Oct. 29th of an llinois mother, Elzbieta Plackowska, who fatally stabbed her 7-year-old son and a 5-year-old girl she was babysitting. It has been reported that she also stabbed and killed her two dogs. This horrific case comes just a week after a crazed NYC nanny murder.
In a press release today, Naperville police chief Robert Marshall clarified that Elzbieta Plackowska told police that before she killed her 7-year-old son Justin to get back at her husband, she told the boy he was going to heaven and ordered him to get on his knees and pray. She then stabbed him 100 times as he pleaded for his life and said he loved her. She then turned to 5-year-old Olivia Dworakowski, also begging Plackowska not to hurt her, and stabbed her about 50 times because she was a witness. Both children’s throats were also slashed, prosecutors said. Two dogs were found dead in the master bedroom near the children, According to the Chicago Tribune,
“She told Justin and Olivia to get on their knees and pray. She told Justin he was going to heaven tonight,” DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said in court.
She then fled to a church after the slayings, then to a relative who called police. She was covered with blood when officers took her into custody. Plackowska first told police a stalker had broken into the townhouse and killed the children, but then said she had heard voices from the devil and killed the children to save their souls, prosecutors said.
She stated the children had evil inside of them and she was trying to drive the devil out of them,” Berlin said.
Later, Plackowska told police the children didn’t mind her like they should. Finally, she told police she was angry with her husband and that she would kill Justin because “she would make him hurt the way she hurt in the relationship,” Berlin said. At some point Tuesday night, Plackowska argued on the phone with her husband because she wanted to return to her native Poland while he wanted to remain here, the source said. Plackowska came to the United States 12 years ago on a vacation visa, and he was angry with her husband because he was gone a lot with his trucking job. However, in a brief telephone interview with The Associated Press, Artur Plackowski said his wife had told him the day before the slayings that she loved him.
The husband told the AP he didn’t want to talk further because he wanted to concentrate on giving his son a good funeral.
The children were discovered by police shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday after the girl’s mother Marta Dworakowski, a nurse, couldn’t get into the townhome after working the evening shift at a dialysis lab, according to neighbors and officials.
The Chicago Tribune also added that some of the officers investigating the slayings had met the girl,Olivia, on her first day at school this fall. The kindergartner had gone into the wrong classroom at Brookdale Elementary School and officials, unable to find her, called police and 20 to 30 officers responded. The officers found her in an adjacent classroom, and some of them had lunch with her. “Our officers told us she was such a sweet and loving little girl,” Marshall said.
Photo: ( Elzbieta Plackowska DuPage County sheriff’s office / November 1, 2012 ), Chicagotribune.com
Illinois Mom Elzbieta Plackowska Fatally Stabs 7-year-old Son and 5-year-old Girl