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Teen stabbed over stolen iPhone

Teen stabbed over stolen iPhone

A teenager is charged with trying to commit murder in Winnetka over a stolen iPhone.

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A judge ordered Mitchell Silverstein held on $300,000 bail in bond court Saturday.

The 17-year-old is charged as an adult with attempted murder in the stabbing of another 17 year-old-boy in Winnetka.

Silverstein appeared in court, wide-eyed, wearing blue hospital scrubs and red tennis shoes. Outside the courtroom, his family and attorney discussed the case amongst themselves.

One family member told reporters that Silverstein turned 17 on March 27th, the day before the Thursday night fight in Winnetka.

Silverstein’s attorney, Stuart Smith, told reporters his client was defending personal property when the stabbing occurred. Smith claims the cell phone belonging to Silverstein’s friend was stolen by the stabbing victim.

Prosecutors say that Silverstein plunged a spring-loaded serrated knife into the chest of the victim. The boy suffered a collapsed lung; prosecutors say he’s in intensive care.

The teen’s father said that there was never a cell phone involved and he’s not sure if Silverstein was hallucinating.

He said his son is recovering but could have died because of his injuries.

A teenager is charged with trying to commit murder in Winnetka over a stolen iPhone.

17-year-old Mitchell Silverstein, of Glenview, is accused of stabbing another 17-year-old in the chest on the 1400 block of Scott Avenue Thursday night.

Teen stabbed over stolen iPhone

Police say Silverstein chased the victim down and attacked him.

A 16-year-old who tried to stop the alleged assault was stabbed in the hand.  Three other people were involved in the altercation.

The teen that was stabbed in the chest is hospitalized, and is expected to recover.  The other victim was treated and released.

Silverstein is expected to appear in Cook County bond court Saturday.

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