An Aurora woman was sentenced to 43-years in prison last week by Kendall County Judge Robert Pilmer for attacking a couple in their home with a box cutter and a metal pipe.
43-year-old Angela Varriale-Yelm, of Aurora, was found guilty of the 2017 attack by a Kendall County Jury in November last year.
The Kendall County State's Attorney's Office says Varriale-Yelm drove to a couple's condominium in Oswego Township in November of 2017, entered through a first floor window, and attacked a woman living there with a metal pipe and a box cutter knife.
When a man living in the home tried to intervene, Varriale-Yelm also slashed him with the knife. He eventually was able to pin Varriale-Yelm down until police arrived. The state's attorney's office says that the man is Varriale's-Yelm's ex-boyfriend.
The two victims drove themselves a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Varriale-Yelm was sentenced to twenty years in prison for home invasion, eighteen years for for armed violence, and five years for aggravated domestic battery. The sentences will be served back-to-back. Pilmer also sentenced Varriale-Yelm to two years in prison for the cutting off and theft of a GPS monitor she was required to wear. That sentence will be served at the same time as the others. Varriale-Yelm is also said to have stolen vehicles in Wisconsin while she was awaiting trial in Kendall County.
Varriale-Yelm is required to serve 85-percent of her sentence.
Kendall County State's Attorney Eric Weis says Varriale-Yelm's attack was a cold and calculated act of unprovoked violence. He says every resident in Kendall County deserves to feel safe in their homes.