An Aurora man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to Attempted First-Degree Murder and other charges in connection with incidents in Montgomery and Aurora last year.
Twenty-one-year-old Jordi Nieto of Spring St., received six years for Attempted Murder, three years for Aggravated Domestic Battery and two years for Aggravated Stalking which will be served consecutively.
Nieto will be required to serve 85 percent of the murder and battery sentences and is eligible for day for day sentencing on the stalking conviction.
Prosecutors argued in Kane County Court that on the evening of June 20, 2019, Nieto, upset that the 18 year-old female victim had ended their relationship, went to her place of employment in Montgomery where he climbed a security fence, entered the victim’s vehicle and waited for the victim to come out to the vehicle during a break.
When the victim got into the car, prosecutors argued Nieto grabbed the victim, prevented her from getting out of the car and threatened at least once to kill her.
Nieto eventually drove away, taking the victim to a family member's in Aurora where the two spent the night and the victim left the next morning. Prosecutors said a report wasn't immediately made.
Sometime after 1:00 a.m. on June 25, the victim arrived home from work and discovered Nieto waiting there with what the victim believed was a weapon in his hand.
The victim then fled and prosecutors said that Nieto got into his car and followed, at one point ramming the victim’s vehicle.
The victim returned home, exited the vehicle and attempted to run across the street and to her house where the female's parents were outside. Prosecutors said that when the victim’s mother stepped into the street to aid the her, Nieto swerved, striking the victim and running over the mother before he crashed into a parked car and tree.
A ratchet, gloves, knife and ax were found in Nieto's vehicle and it was stated in court that information about criminal case where a woman was bludgeoned to death and set on fire was found in a search on Nieto's phone.
Aurora and Montgomery Police handled the incidents.
Court records show Nieto is additionally required to pay $30,000 in restitution toward the victim's medical costs and an order or protection remains in effect for two years after a four-year probation term is served upon release.
Nieto received credit for 364 days served in the Kane County Jail.