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McHenry man found guilty of aggravated domestic battery

A McHenry County jury on Tuesday found a 59-year-old McHenry man guilty of a felony domestic battery charge.

Donald J. Schultz, of the 900 block of West Wood Street, was convicted Tuesday of a single count of aggravated domestic battery and acquitted of a second count of the same charge.

Evidence at trial revealed that Schultz and a woman were arguing on November 20, 2019, according to a news release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office. During the argument, Schultz injured the woman and she was transported Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, according to the release.

Although the woman was not present at the trial, evidence regarding the abuse was provided through the 911 call and medical professionals who treated the woman, according to the release.

Schultz is expected to be sentenced on Oct. 21, 2021.

The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office prefers working with victims “in realizing their vision of justice,” but does not dismiss charges if the victims do not attend court, according to the release.

“As such and as demonstrated by this case, the State’s Attorney’s Office will zealously pursue charges irrespective of the cooperation of a victim or his or her appearance at trial,” McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally said in the release.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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