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12/20/2013 01:10 pm ET

Basil Mohandie Charged In Rogers Park Stabbing Attack That Left Chicago Woman Blind

Chicago Police Dept.

A man is facing an attempted first-degree murder charge in connection to a vicious stabbing attack on Chicago's Far North Side that left a woman blind.

Basil Mohandie was charged with attempted first degree murder and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after an attack police say happened early Thursday morning in Rogers Park, the Tribune reports.

Mohandie, 23, was arguing with a 21-year-old woman around 6:20 a.m. when he began stabbing her, police say. According to the Sun-Times, the woman suffered stab wounds to her eyes, skull and right cheek. An artery in her left thigh was punctured and tendons in both of her wrists were severed. The woman was blinded from the attack as well.

"It was not a random attack," Rogers Park Police District Cmdr. Thomas Waldera told DNAinfo Chicago, describing the Mohandie and the victim as acquaintances. "These people knew each other."

The woman was taken to the hospital in serious condition, while Mohandie was also hospitalized for injuries to his forearm. He was later released into police custody.

Court records reveal the alleged attacker has a criminal history that includes a 2009 guilty plea on charges of theft and battery as well as a 2011 charge for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, the Sun-Times reports.

Mohandie is due in bond court Friday.

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