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Carpentersville man charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing boss in chest

Juan Rivera, of Carpentersville, was arrested Tuesday, June 11, and charged with attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed his employer in the chest with a knife.

A Carpentersville man has been charged with attempted murder Wednesday after he allegedly stabbed his boss in the chest, according to the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office said.

The incident occurred about 9 a.m. Tuesday when Juan J. Rivera, 35, was meeting with the roofing company owner for whom he worked, a state’s attorney’s office news release said. The two were speaking outside Rivera’s home in the 2100 block of Tepee Avenue in reference to a payment Rivera was owed.


During the conversation, Rivera is accused of pulling out a knife with a three-inch serrated blade and stabbing his employer in the left side of his chest and the right hand, the release said.

The attack was described as “unprovoked” by the state’s attorney’s office and the injury required life-saving medical treatment. The victim remains hospitalized, the release said.


Rivera was charged with first-degree attempted murder, armed violence and aggravated battery. The first two charges are class X felonies and the third a class 3 felony.

Rivera is being held at the Kane County jail in lieu of $800,000 bail. Should he be released, he is prohibited from consuming any intoxicating substances and must surrender his guns and Firearm Owner’s Identification Card.

Rivera’s next court appearance is scheduled for June 26.