Miguel Hernandez-Solorzano Sentenced to Nine Years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for Attempted First Degree Murder
December 3, 2018
MIGUEL HERNANDEZ-SOLORZANO SENTENCED TO NINE YEARS IN THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FOR ATTEMPTED FIRST DEGREE MURDER
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that 33-year-old Miguel Hernandez-Solorzano of Des Plaines, Illinois, was sentenced today by the Honorable Judge Sharon Prather. Hernandez previously pled guilty to the offenses of Attempted First Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery. Following a sentencing hearing, Judge Prather sentenced Hernandez-Solorzano to nine years for the offense of Attempted First Degree Murder and four years for the offense of Aggravated Battery. The sentences will be served concurrently and under Truth in Sentencing Guidelines, Hernandez-Solorzano must serve 85% of the nine year sentence.
The charges stem from an incident in early October of 2017. Hernandez-Solorzano sent threatening text messages to his estranged wife. Days later, while his wife was attending a child’s birthday party at a relative’s house, Hernandez-Solorzano, who had been hiding behind a barn on the property, jumped out and attacked his wife with a knife. The second victim was repeatedly stabbed when he came to the aid of the defendant’s wife. The victims fought off Hernandez-Solorzano who was subsequently restrained by other family members until police arrived on scene. Both victims were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorneys Rita Gara and Randi Freese. The case was investigated by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.