CHICAGO (AP) — A man accused of fatally stabbing a Chicago drug store employee as she stocked shelves was ordered held without bond Wednesday by a Cook County judge who deems him a threat to the community.
Olga Marie Calderon, 32, the mother of two, was grabbed around the neck by Sincere Williams early Sunday at a Walgreens store and stabbed several times as she tried to push him away.
Cook County prosecutors told Judge Arthur Wesley Willis they weren’t sure what was behind the attack by Williams, 18.
“He did not take anything in this case and when you look at the video, it does show him walk straight to the victim and then viciously attack her, “ said Assistant State’s Attorney James Murphy. “I cannot give you, as I sit here, a definitive motive other than the fact that sometimes people just do evil things.”
Surveillance cameras captured Williams entering the Walgreens wearing a red face mask, bright orange Chicago Bears hoodie and dark jeans, prosecutors said. The suspect allegedly forced Calderon against a check-out counter, stabbing her in the face, neck, chest, back and right hand. She died at the scene.
Murphy noted Williams was wearing two layers of clothes, removing the outer layer as he left the store.
Authorities said investigators reviewed private and city surveillance cameras to track Williams back to the apartment complex where he lives with is mother. Williams didn’t take anything from the store and detectives found the knife and clothing he discarded.
Williams is also believed to have robbed the same Walgreens four days before the fatal attack, authorities said. He hasn’t been charged for that crime.
Assistant Public Defender Chris Anderson said Williams suffered from schizophrenia. Willis noted Williams’ apparent mental illness, but ordered him held without bail.