Trial date set in attempted murder, home invasion case
By Jim Newton firstname.lastname@example.org | @JimNewton5 October 17, 2013 1:30PM
Updated: November 19, 2013 6:24AM
A jury trial is scheduled Dec. 2 for a Zion man accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s Gurnee house and shooting at her sister-in-law and her two young children through a bathroom door.
Kendrick Augillard, 36, has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of attempted murder, home invasion, aggravated discharge of a weapon, residential burglary and aggravated cruelty to animals stemming from the Oct. 19, 2012, incident.
He is also charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly threatening to burn down his ex-girlfriend’s Gurnee home and coming to her place of employment Oct. 4, according to court records. The ex-girlfriend had been granted an emergency order of protection against Augillard on Oct. 5, according to court records.
Six days before that order of protection was due to expire, Augillard showed up at her front door with a firearm in hand, police said. The ex-girlfriend was not home, but her sister-in-law and her two children, ages 6 and 10, were in the house.
Augillard allegedly broke down the door of the house, at which point the family dog bared its teeth at him. Augillard then shot the dog, according to Gurnee police.
The woman and her two children were able to hide in the bathroom. Six bullet holes were found in the bathroom door, authorities said.
Augillard remained in a standoff with police for about three hours before he surrendered. The sister-in-law and her children were evacuated without injury, and the dog survived being shot.
Augillard faces 26 to 50 years in prison for the attempted first-degree murder charge; four to 15 years in prison for the residential burglary and aggravated discharge of a firearm charges; and one to three years in prison for the aggravated cruelty to an animal charge.
A negotiated plea deal is also possible prior to trial.