Plea hearing set for Chicago woman charged in stabbing on Miller Avenue that injured two
A plea hearing has been set for a Chicago woman accused of stabbing two people in an Iowa City apartment.
21-year-old Devian Hughes faces charges of Going Armed With Intent and Willful Injury Causing Serious Injury. On Friday Judge Andrew Chappell set a plea hearing for May 9th.
The alleged victims and other witnesses told Iowa City Police a physical altercation broke out between Hughes and another woman about midnight October 21st at a residence in the 900 block of Miller Avenue. The woman went outside to get away from the fight, but Hughes allegedly grabbed a knife and charged after the woman.
Arrest reports indicate a second female tried to stop Hughes, suffering a cut to her finger in the process. Hughes is then accused of knocking over the first woman and stabbing her multiple times. The others at the scene eventually pulled Hughes off the victim and tried to hold her down while the stabbing victim went to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for treatment of several stab, puncture, cut and slash wounds throughout her body.
If convicted on both charges, Hughes would face a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. But online records show those charges may be pleaded down to Assault While Displaying a Dangerous Weapon.