Attempted murder charges in bat attack

Marcy Cruz (left) and Heriberto Viramontes (right)

May 20, 2010 9:30:13 AM PDT
New charges have been filed against a man and woman suspected in an attack on two women in Bucktown last month. Heriberto Viramontes, 35, and Marcy Cruz now face attempted murder and a host of other charges for the April 23 attack.

Authorities say Viramontes, who has a long history with police that includes a settlement in a 2006 police abuse case, beat Stacy Jurich and her friend Natasha McShane with a baseball bat during a robbery. Authorities say Cruz waited in a car and then drove Viramontes from the scene.

McShane is from Northern Ireland. She is at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

Jurich is now at home.