Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Allegedly Stabbing His Boss

Bernie Tafoya
June 13, 2019 - 7:43 am
Juan J. Rivera

Kane County state's attorney's office


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A Carpentersville man has been charged with trying to kill his boss this week.

Juan J. Rivera, 35, of the 2100 block of Tepee Avenue in Carpentersville, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, armed violence and aggravated battery, according to a news release from the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office.

The Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office said that on Tuesday morning, Rivera called the owner of the roofing business he worked for, asking to be paid.  

The two met at 9 a.m. outside Rivera’s home in Carpentersville, but for some unexplained reason, prosecutors said Rivera allegedly reached through the driver’s side window and stabbed his boss near the heart with a serrated knife. 

The business owner required life-saving medical treatment and remains hospitalized as of Wednesday evening.

Rivera is being held on $800,000 bond. Prosecutors said that, if Rivera is able to post bond, he’s not to have any contact with the victim or witnesses, cannot drink alcohol or use drugs, and must turn over his guns and Firearm Owner's Identification card.

Rivera’s next court date is June 26 at 9 a.m.

He is charged with attempted first-degree murder and armed violence, both Class X felonies, which could result in up to 30 years in prison. He’s also charged with aggravated battery.