Chicago sisters arrested after store security guard stabbed 27 times in mask dispute
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Jayla Hill (L) and Jessica Hill (R) were both charged with attempted first-degree murder.

By Patrick Elwood, WGN

CHICAGO (WGN) -- Two sisters are facing charges after prosecutors said they stabbed a store employee 27 times after being told to wear a mask inside a Chicago store.

Jessica Hill, 21, and Jayla Hill, 18, were both charged with attempted first-degree murder after allegedly stabbing a security guard at Snipes — an athletic store near Roosevelt Road and Kedzie Avenue — Sunday around 6 p.m. Officials said the stabbing happened after the women were told to wear masks and used store provided hand sanitizer.

Investigators said one of the women held the security guard down while the other one stabbed him repeatedly. The security guard was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in critical condition.


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The Chicago Sun-Times reports the 6-foot-5, 270-pound security guard had asked them to wear masks and use hand sanitizer. Jessica Hill allegedly picked up a trash can that she “smashed” in the 32-year-old security guard’s face.

The Sun-Times reports the assault was captured on surveillance cameras. Jessica Hill allegedly took out a “comb knife” with a hidden blade and began stabbing the security guard in his neck, back and arms while Jayla Hill grabbed his hair to keep from moving, prosecutors said.

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