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Aurora woman charged with murder following argument

An Aurora woman has been charged with fatally stabbing a Naperville man following an argument. Jessica Hoskin, 29, of the 2300 Redbud Lane, is being held in the DuPage County Jail on a $500,000 bond, with 10 percent to apply. She has been charged with two counts of first degree murder in the death of Scott Hardy, 54, of Naperville.
An Aurora woman has been charged with fatally stabbing a Naperville man following an argument. Jessica Hoskin, 29, of the 2300 Redbud Lane, is being held in the DuPage County Jail on a $500,000 bond, with 10 percent to apply. She has been charged with two counts of first degree murder in the death of Scott Hardy, 54, of Naperville.

AURORA – An Aurora woman has been charged with fatally stabbing a Naperville man following an argument.

Jessica Hoskin, 29, of the 2300 Redbud Lane, is being held in the DuPage County Jail on a $500,000 bond, with 10 percent to apply. She has been charged with two counts of first degree murder in the death of Scott Hardy, 54, of Naperville.

At approximately 8:45 p.m. Oct. 1, 2019, Naperville police officers responded to a call on Inland Circle. Upon their arrival, officers found Hardy, alone and unresponsive in a chair in the living room with blood on his clothing, according to a news release from the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office.

Hardy was suffering from a significant wound on the left side of his neck under his jawbone, the release stated. He was subsequently transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

According to the release, Hoskin was watching television with Hardy at his apartment when the two began to argue. It is alleged that at some point in time, the argument turned violent and that Hoskin stabbed Hardy in the neck, severing his carotid artery and jugular vein.

It is further alleged that Hoskin then left the apartment and ultimately turned herself in to the Aurora Police Department.

“It is alleged that in the early evening of October 1, a verbal altercation between Jessica Hoskin and Scott Hardy turned physical, resulting in the death of Mr. Hardy,” DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin said in the release. “I offer my sincerest condolences to Scott’s family and friends as they try to come to terms with this tragic, senseless loss of life."

Hoskin’s next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 5 for arraignment.

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