The Illinois woman charged with the murder of her 7-year-old son and a 5-year-old girl she was babysitting stabbed them dozens of times in order to get attention from her husband, according to police.
Elzbieta Plackowska, 40, of Naperville, Ill., was denied bail by a Chicago-area court today on two counts of first-degree murder. She was ordered held in DuPage County.
Plackowska, who was babysitting Olivia Dworakowski, was arrested after the 5-year-old and her son Justin Plackowski, 7, were found by police slashed and stabbed “numerous, numerous times” at approximately 10:15 p.m. Tuesday at Dworakowski’s family home.
Sgt. Lou Cammisso with the Naperville police department told ABCNews.com that it is believed Justin Plackowski was stabbed approximately 100 times and Olivia Dworakowski was stabbed approximately 50 times. When they were found, both children’s throats had been slashed. Autopsies are being conducted today, Cammisso said.
Plackowska was found by authorities covered in blood at the nearby home of a friend, where her 20-year-old son was staying, police said. A bloody knife was found in her car.
“She first said something about being robbed,” Cammisso told ABCNews.com. “Then they summoned police, and her story wasn’t making sense. We asked about her child, and that’s when she gave the address where we found both children.”