Cheryl Luchetta, the Elmhurst mother who pleaded guilty to aggravated battery to a child after she gave her young son a potentially lethal combination of drugs, is scheduled to be sentenced Monday, Sept. 24.
It's been more than a year since Luchetta gave her son, then 7 years old, a mix of prescription and over-the-counter medications, then slit her own throat only to wake up the next morning and call 911 after finding the boy unresponsive.
Since the crime, she has undergone mental evaluations, completed divorce procedings and had her bond increased because prosecutors said she poses a "grave risk" to her son and ex-husband if released.
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