After more than three years, Heriberto Viramontes is finally going to trial for the attempted murder, aggravated battery and armed robbery of two girls. Viramontes, 33, and Marcy Cruz, 26, are charged in the 3:30 a.m. brutal attack on April 23, 2010.
Prosecutors say that Cruz waited in a van as Viramontes allegedly used a baseball bat to beat McShane and her friend Stacy Jurich from behind as they walked under a viaduct at 1800 N. Damen Avenue. The women were en route home after a night on the town.
Natasha McShane is now living at home in Northern Ireland, unable to walk or talk. Her friend Stacy did fully recover.
After his arrest, Cook Coubty Judge Adam Bourgeois refused to consider allowing Viramontes freed on bail.
Viramontes was busted for cocaine as a 17 year old in 1996 and his first domestic violence arrest came soon after. He was sentenced to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for burglary in 1999. A Spanish Cobras gang member, he has been arrested more than 30 times before this took place.
In 2011 after his arrest following the Bucktown beatings, Viramontes was charged with arranging to have pot brought in to Cook County jail.
With the testimony of Marcy Cruz who is cooperating with prosecutors, this man should be behind bars for the rest of his life.