River North Man Tried To Kill Woman With Tylenol, Prosecutors Say

Limbacher (inset) shoved handfuls of Tylenol down the woman’s throat, prosecutors say | Chicago Police Dept

A former Boystown man has been charged with trying to kill a woman by forcing her to ingest Tylenol in his River North apartment.

Prosecutors say 44-year-old Shane Limbacher became angry with the woman on April 14, grabbed her by the throat and began punching her in the face.

He then tied the woman to a chair, cut her hair with a knife and told her that he was going to kill her before he “poured a handful of Tylenol down her throat” and forced her to drink water to wash the pills down, prosecutors alleged.

The woman later told investigators that Limbacher may have shoved over 70 pills down her throat during the attack.

A grand jury returned a 9-count true bill against Limbacher, who’s charged with two counts of attempted murder; two counts of aggravated kidnapping; two counts of aggravated domestic battery – strangulation; one count of aggravated domestic battery; aggravated battery – toxic substance; and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, court records show.

Limbacher was returned to Chicago on a warrant after authorities found him in Jackson, Michigan, late last month. He’s being held without bail.

Expungement Fail

One month before the woman was allegedly attacked, Limbacher filed papers in an attempt to get an old battery charge removed from his otherwise clean record.

He was accused of striking a man inside a bar in the 3300 block of North Halsted in 2011, but the case was dropped after the victim failed to show up in court.

Limbacher filed for expungement on March 10 and the motion—almost guaranteed to succeed—was set for a hearing on May 25. Given recently-arisen circumstances, Judge Leroy K. Martin Jr struck the expungement motion.

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