Bond Set at $5 Million for Illinois Mother Charged With Murdering Her 6-Year-Old Son

Bond Set at $5 Million for Chicago Mother Charged With Murdering Her 6-Year-Old Son
Bond Set at $5 Million for Chicago Mother Charged With Murdering Her 6-Year-Old Son (Images: Screenshot/YouTube/WGN)

On Wednesday, the bond for an Illinois woman whose 6-year-old son died after she put him in a cold shower as punishment for misbehaving was set at $5 million.

In the death of Damari Perry, Jannie Perry, 38, was charged with first-degree murder on Saturday. She went to bond court on Wednesday after being released from a hospital where she had been treated for an unknown illness, and the judge set her bail, NBC5 reported.

Assistant Lake County State’s Attorney Lindsay Hicks asked that Perry’s bail stay the same at $5 million while she was in the hospital. Judge Raymond Collins agreed to that, the Lake County State’s Attorney said in a news release.

“We believe that the court made the right decision with respect to this defendant’s bond and custody status,” Rinehart said after the bond hearing.

When the judge inquired whether Perry intended to hire a private lawyer, Perry responded “eventually,” but that she required representation from the Lake County Public Defender’s Office at the time.

Perry is also charged with concealment of a homicide and obstructing justice.

Jeremiah Perry, 20, one of her sons, was charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm to a child under the age of 12, concealing a homicide, and obstructing justice. Sunday, Rinehart said, his bond was set at $3 million.

The Lake County Coroner’s Office in Lake County, Indiana, determined Tuesday in a pending cause of death that Damari died of hypothermia.

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