Illinois law professor slashed in Champaign train station
Posted on Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at 11:03 pm
Joshua Scaggs, 23, of Fithian, was arrested and charged on Wednesday for attempted murder and aggravated battery charges after he cut the throat of Dhammika Dharmapala, a University of Illinois law professor.
The incident occurred at a Champaign train station, and according to a witness, Dharmapala was standing in a waiting area when Scaggs jumped from a seat and shouted about this being his country and attacked. Dharmapala was rushed to a local hospital with a cut about 6 inches long on his throat.
Scaggs is in jail on $500,000 bond. No report has been made on Dharmapala’s condition.
If you have been charged with attempted murder, contact Champaign criminal defense attorneys of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000.