The mother of a 6-year-old boy who was stabbed to death earlier this month in suburban Plainfield was released from the hospital over the weekend.
Hanaan Shahin, 32, was seriously injured in the Oct. 14 attack but has recovered enough to be released from the hospital, CAIR-Chicago told NBC Chicago.
Her son, Wadea Al-Fayoume, 6, was killed in the attack at their home in Plainfield Township on October 14.
Police say the family’s landlord, Joseph Czuba, 71, attacked the mother and son because of their Islamic faith and anger over the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas.
Czuba was charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and multiple hate crime counts. He was denied bail and is being held in Will County.
Wadea’s death shocked the Chicago area and the country at large, with President Joe Biden offering condolences in a phone call to the boy’s family. Illinois Governor JB Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson also met with the family before Wadea’s funeral earlier this month.
A candlelight vigil will be held in Wadea’s memory Sunday evening in suburban Oak Brook, according to organizers.