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An Aurora man arrested Monday for a home invasion was ordered jailed this morning on $1 million bond.

Oak Park police say Anthony K. Murdix, 42, burst into an apartment on the 600 block of Madison at about 10:20 a.m. Monday and beat a 39-year-old Oak Park woman with a baseball bat. Police say they have an adult witness who saw Murdix kick the woman’s 6-week-old baby in the head.

The infant has a fractured skull. The woman has numerous broken bones and teeth. Both are expected to recover.

On Tuesday, the Cook County States Attorney’s felony review office approved a total of 16 felony charges against Murdix, including eight Class X felonies. Police also charged Murdix with four misdemeanors related to unlawful use of a weapon and not having a firearm owner’s identification card. Among the most serious charges are three counts of home invasion, an aggravated battery on the child, and heinous battery.

“I’ve never seen this many charges before going to a grand jury,” said Oak Park Detective Commander Clemet Harbour. “I think that speaks to the seriousness of his alleged actions.”

Harbour said Murdix told police that he did what he did because the woman was hassling him about providing child support.

Police say Murdix, who reportedly worked as a shipping and receiving supervisor, was unemployed at the time of the alleged attacks. He is scheduled to appear before a judge for a preliminary hearing at the Maybrook Courthouse on Friday morning.

For updates on this story, see the July 30 print edition of Wednesday Journal and check back at www.wednesdayjournalonline.com.

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