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Monday, July 8, 2013

Stabbing Suspect Told Cabbie He ‘Had A Bad Day’

AURORA, Illinois – Nothing seemed out of the ordinary early Thursday when an Aurora cab driver took the call to pick up a man at a Naperville gas station.

The 33-year-old male passenger simply asked to be driven to downtown Aurora, but changed his mind.

Instead, he gave the Eagle Taxi Company driver street-by-street directions toward his new destination. As they approached Spring Street and North Fourth Street in Aurora things quickly went south.

“It happened so fast,” the driver, who asked his name not be used, told the Aurora Beacon-News Friday as he recovered from stab wounds to the neck.

Maurice A. Martin (Picture) of the 700 block of Inland Circle was charged Friday with aggravated vehicular hijacking, vehicular hijacking, aggravated battery, aggravated fleeing and eluding police, and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Full Article

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