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UPDATE: Batavia Woman Faces Charges Related To Stabbing Incident

The 38-year-old received three felony and three misdemeanor charges. Here are the details.

UPDATE: A sister of the woman accused in this story has come forward with an account of what happened during the Nov. 4 disturbance.

A 38-year-old Batavia woman was charged Monday in connection to a Sunday disturbance that involved multiple stab wounds.

Diane J. Romano, of the first block of North Van Nortwick Avenue, received the following charges:

  • Aggravated domestic battery (class 2 felony)
  • Aggravated battery - great bodily harm (class 3 felony)
  • Aggravated battery - deadly weapon (class 3 felony)
  • Domestic battery which causes bodily harm (class A misdemeanor)
  • Domestic battery - making physical contact (class A misdemeanor)
  • Unlawful use of weapons - possessing a knife with intent to use (class A misdemeanor)

The charges result from what Batavia Police describe as a family disturbance involving two men and Romano. Officers were called to a home on the first block of North Van Nortwick Avenue at 2:34 a.m. Sunday. They .

If convicted, Romano could receive up to seven years in prison for a class 2 felony, up to five years in prison for each of the class 3 felonies and up to one year each for each of the three misdemeanor charges.

Romano is currently being held at the Kane County Jail and was scheduled for a bond call sometime Monday.

The Investigation Continues

Police have been called to Romano's home in the past, but the department is only investigating Sunday's incident at this time, Det. Kevin Bretz told Batavia Patch.

Batavia Police completed several interviews, and any further action will be done through the Kane County State's Attorney's Office.

"I can tell you that there will be (follow up) to some degree, yes," Bretz said. "Any investigation will continue until the State’s Attorney is satisfied."

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Jane D December 27, 2012 at 02:58 PM
this woman is psycho i know from past encounters with her, I also know the bf which has never been violent towards women. I have witness the stalking she has done to him.
JANE D January 02, 2013 at 06:27 PM
I know him very well he is my ex and whenever weve gotten into it he walks away from the situation also if she was defending herself why was he stabbed twice IN THE BACK ?????????????????
Jane D January 03, 2013 at 11:47 AM
I have the pictures of his back to bad there isnt a way to post them on here so people can really see all the lies that your telling. Not to mention he died twice once in the ambulance and once at the hospital, you people are sick in your minds and I hope you and your sister get the mental help you need.
Jane D January 03, 2013 at 11:50 AM
And you say thats what he gets?????? Nobody deserves any kind of physical violence no matter what the situation is. That just proves the type of revengeful people your family is. Please go get some help.
ANNETTE ROMANO January 03, 2013 at 01:52 PM
FACEBOOK GOT THE PICTURE OF HIS BACK WHO CARE.AND HE DID NOT DIE 3 TIMES THAT HIS STORY.AND THIS IS THE LAST COMMENT IM LEAVING CAUSE I GOT A LIFE UNLIKE YOU MAYBE YOU SHOULD GET BACK TOGETHER AND LEAVE ARE FAMILY ALONE AND GET A LIFE ENOUGH SAID

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