Booras said Rositas is charged with armed violence for threatening to "chop up" the family member with the machete while she pleaded for her life during a confrontation from April 5 to April 10.
Booras also said the victim was threatened with physical harm if she went to the hospital and was forced to say she'd been having an affair.
In all, Rositas faces up to 15 counts of armed violence, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated domestic battery and intimidation for the threats made to the family member.
Domestic violence-related charges of aggravated kidnapping and armed violence, both Class X felonies, were included in the indictment. He also is charged with aggravated domestic violence, a Class 2 felony; unlawful restraint, a Class 4 felony; and intimidation and stalking, both Class 3 felonies.
Waukegan - A small group of women protested in front of the Lake County Courthouse before a preliminary hearing for JUAN ROSITAS.
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The misdemeanor domestic abuse charges were later dismissed and new felony charges were filed: armed violence, a Class X felony; aggravated domestic violence, a Class 2 felony; unlawful restraint, a Class 4 felony; and intimidation and stalking, both Class 3 felonies.
And what are the fine ladies of Lake County demonstrating about? Outrage for domestic violence? No. These ladies want everyone to know that "Pit Bull Lives Matter." Even though they don't care enough about it to speak up, when asked they do admit they are aware that domestic violence is wrong, too.
Rachel Dratch nails these ladies in this Amy Schumer bit.
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