The horrific attack carried out by Eliza Wasni was completely unprovoked, prosecutors in Chicago said.The victim Grant Nelson, 34, managed to pull over and flee his Uber car for help.
“The victim runs to the lobby door and is heard banging and screaming, ‘Help me, help me, I’m going to die,'” said Assistant State’s Attorney Michelle Cunningham.
He was bleeding profusely from several wounds, and was able to tell the officers what had happened. He died at a nearby hospital a few hours later.
Using the description given by Nelson, police found her nearby crouching behind an air conditioner a machete in one hand and a knife in the other.
Police warned her that she would be shot with a Taser if she did not drop the weapons, and when she did not comply an officer used the non-lethal weapon.
Wasni dropped the knives and was taken into custody. Police said she did not make a statement.
Shas been charged with first-degree murder as an adult