Driver pleads guilty in Bucktown beating of 2 women

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The woman who acted as the getaway driver the night an Irish exchange student and her friend were beaten and robbed, has agreed to testify against the man who attacked them.

Marcy Cruz, 28, pleaded guilty to attempted murder Tuesday, and agreed to testify against Heriberto Viramontes, 33, at his scheduled trial on September 9.

He’s accused of beating Natasha McShane and her friend unconscious with a bat in Bucktown three years ago.

McShane can no longer speak or walk. She now lives in Northern Ireland.

Her friend, Stacy Jurich, has recovered.


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