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Woman Slashed Infant Grandson Thinking He Was The "Antichrist"

By Anna Deem in News on Sep 18, 2010 6:30PM

Clanton mugshot via Elmhurst Press
Sandra Clanton, 39, of Elmhurst, attacked and then slashed her 9-month-old grandson with a kitchen knife last Saturday because she thought he was the "Antichrist," DuPage County prosecutors said on Friday. Clanton was charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery of a child, and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and ordered held on $2 million bail; she's also been held in a locked psychiatric facility since the stabbing. According to police, Clanton's grandson and daughter were staying in her home when she abruptly attacked the child, allegedly slamming the child's head into the edge of the kitchen sink before slashing his face. Clanton's daughter rescued the baby and called police. Officials said that the baby suffered no life-threatening injuries.