An Elmhurst grandmother charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of her infant grandson told police she believed the child was the antichrist, prosecutors said at her bond hearing this morning.
Bond was set at $2 million for Sandra Clanton, 39. She has been confined to a hospital mental health ward over the last several days after trying to harm herself.
Assistant State’s Attorney Michael Fisher told DuPage County Judge Liam Brennan Clanton was in her kitchen Saturday with her boyfriend, the child’s mother and the 9-month-old infant “when she went into a rage.”
“She picked up the baby, slammed its head into the sink and took a large butcher knife and began slicing the child under an eye in a sawing motion,” Fisher said.
The infant’s mother grabbed the child and ran to the police station while the boyfriend wrestled Clanton to the floor, he said.
Clanton told police at the Elmhurst station that the “baby was the antichrist.”
Anybody else read the grandmother’s age and wonder how many generations of that family are still alive? The infant’s great, great grandmother may still not have reached retirement age.