Woman killed on Chicago train platform reportedly said attacker’s name before dying

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A 26-year-old woman who was stabbed at a downtown Chicago train platform uttered the name of her attacker before dying, police said Monday.

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Police announced a murder charge against a 31-year-old man who was arrested Saturday, roughly 13 hours after the early morning stabbing.

Samantha Maldonado was attacked as a train approached at an elevated platform in the Loop and stabbed repeatedly around 1:30 a.m. She ran downstairs to street level and collapsed.

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“The key piece of evidence in this case came from the victim herself,” said Eric Carter, police first deputy superintendent. “She named … the offender before she succumbed to her injuries.”

They had a prior relationship, Carter said.

The man was denied bond during a court appearance Monday.

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