A Cook County Grand Jury indicted Randall Bean, 22, last week on three counts of attempted first-degree murder, seven counts of aggravated battery, and one count of home invasion in connection with the stabbings of two women and a child in Forest Park on March 26.
Bean appeared in court for approximately 30 seconds at the Maybrook Judicial Center in Maywood on Friday. He is to be formally arraigned on May 3 at Maybrook at 9 a.m. At that time, Bean will hear the charges against him and enter a plea.
The three counts of attempted murder and the home invasion charge are Class X felonies and carry possible sentences of six to 30 years on each count. The aggravated battery charges could result in sentences of two to five years on each count, according to Cook County State’s Attorney press spokesman Andy Conklin.
Bean is being held in Cook County Jail on $1 million bond.
Bean is alleged to have forced his way into a first-floor apartment at 1218 Circle Ave. and then stabbed the woman who lived there in the neck. That assault allegedly occurred in the parking lot of the apartment building after the woman managed, briefly, to flee her attacker. Police suspect Bean lived in another apartment at the Circle Avenue address, however, a woman thought to be his roommate told the Review that Bean does not live there.
Bean is also charged with attacking a woman and her 2-year-old son as they sat on the front porch of their home at 1227 Marengo Ave. According to authorities, Bean fled the site of the first attack and was running along the adjacent street when he lashed out at the other victims. A family member of the woman and child who were stabbed said the street had been filled with children playing only moments before the early evening assault.
All the victims were treated and eventually released from Loyola Medical Center in Maywood.