CHICAGO – The suburban eye doctor charged with murder in his girlfriend’s stabbing death has been ordered to be held without bond because a judge said the “presumption of his guilt is great.”
Authorities alleged that Anthony Prate, of Algonquin, stabbed his girlfriend 20 to 30 times — including multiple wounds to her chest and back — before calling 911 early Saturday morning and telling a dispatcher in a “flat” voice that the victim was gravely wounded, reported the Chicago Tribune.
The woman, Malgorzata “Margaret” Daniel, 48, was pronounced dead in her Schaumburg home shortly after responders arrived and tried to resuscitate her. The Cook County medical examiner’s office ruled the death a homicide from sharp force injuries. Schaumburg is a northwestern suburb of Chicago.
Daniel was the mother of two adult daughters and worked as a nurse anesthetist, according to a friend who described her as kind and loving.