NORTH CHICAGO – State Senator Adriane Johnson (D-Buffalo Grove) released the following statement regarding the attempted murder of nine-year-old Damari Perry, who police say was brutally stabbed by his mother’s boyfriend, Demetrius Fisher:

“A child is now in critical condition with life-threatening injuries due to a heinous crime committed by a household member. That is beyond devastating. Every child deserves a safe home – a loving, caring place where they feel protected. The reality is, all throughout Illinois, children are silently fighting for their lives each day.

“It is imperative that we continue to advocate for and provide protections for our children. As the legislature meets this session, I vow to prioritize the health, safety and well-being of children and those who work to protect them.”