Cicero man who ran over girlfriend in mall parking lot sentenced to 20 years

Jose Aguirre sent threatening text messages to his girlfriend prior to the attack in August, 2018.

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Jose Aguirre was sentenced to 20 years in prison for attempted murder Feb. 10, 2020.

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A Cicero man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for running over his girlfriend in a mall parking lot in 2018 in west suburban Lombard.

Jose Aguirre, 47, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted murder last year, the DuPage County State’s attorney’s office said.

Jose Aguirre pleaded guilty to running over his girlfriend in August 2018.

DuPage County state’s attorney’s office

His girlfriend, Yesenia Rodriguez, was walking across the Yorktown Center parking lot about 7:30 a.m. in August 2018, when Aguirre struck her with his Ford Expedition before speeding off, prosecutors said. She suffered injuries to her spine, hip and jaw.

Aguirre sent her multiple threatening texts before the attack, including ones that read “You’re going to die this week,” “You’ll pay for this and with blood” and “I’m going to kill you,” prosecutors said.

Aguirre will have to serve at least 85% of his sentence before he’s eligible for parole, the state’s attorney’s office said.

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