Aurora man charged with attempted murder in hammer attack

Johnathan McDonald, 22, is charged with felony attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery and unlawful restraint.

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A man allegedly shot and killed a 50-year-old man Aug. 26, 2022 on the Northwest Side.

An Aurora man has been charged with entering a persons home and striking them with a hammer.

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A man from suburban Aurora is accused of attacking a person with a hammer in their home last week.

Johnathan McDonald, 22, is charged with felony attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery and unlawful restraint, the Kane County state’s attorney’s office said.

On Nov. 20, McDonald allegedly entered the person’s home, struck them in the head with a hammer, demanded money and then strangled them, prosecutors said.

The person, who knew McDonald, lost consciousness several times during the attack, prosecutors said.

McDonald was ordered held on $250,000 bail and is due back in court Nov. 30.

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