4 people charged in Canaryville stabbings

From L-R, Courtney Vega, 19; Joya Urbikas, 18; David Rice, 21; and Kevin Hoynes, 21, were charged in last week's Canaryville stabbings.

Four people were charged Saturday in a South Side stabbing last week, which the victims said was racially motivated.

Kevin Hoynes, 21; David Rice, 21; Courtney Vega, 19; and Joya Urbikas, 18, were each charged with two counts of aggravated battery to do bodily harm, two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, two counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of mob action, according to Chicago police. All of the charges are felonies.

Kristina Fox, 30, and her brother told police that they were attacked May 30 in Taylor-Lauridsen Park in the Canaryville neighborhood. A fight broke out and Fox was stabbed multiple times. Fox alleges that she and her brother had bricks and bottles thrown at them, and that racial slurs were being yelled as they were stabbed.

The four are scheduled to appear in bond court Sunday.
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