A DuPage County Grand Jury announced Thursday that a Naperville woman has been formally indicted on 10 counts of first-degree murder for the alleged stabbing deaths of her son and a young girl she was babysitting.
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Elzbieta Plackowska, 40, was indicted on five counts of first-degree murder for the alleged stabbing deaths of her 7-year-old son Justin Plackowska and five counts of first-degree murder for the death of 5-year-old Olivia Dworakowski, according to a DuPage County State's Attorney press release.
The indictment, which was filed Thursday afternoon, also alleges two counts of aggravated cruelty for allegedly stabbing to death two family dogs, a mixed breed, Niki, and a dachshund named Tootsie, according to the release.
Both children were found stabbed to death on the night of Oct. 30 when Plackowska was babysitting them inside a townhouse in the 800 block of Quin Court in Naperville, prosecutors said.
Plackowska is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges on Nov. 21 at 8:30 a.m. in front of Judge Robert Kleeman. If convicted, she faces a mandatory sentence of natural life in prison without the possibility of parole, according to the release.
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