Jury Finds Atilano Guilty in Violent 2022 Stabbing of Bolingbrook Resident in Victim’s Home

April 27, 2023 JOLIET, IL — Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announces that a jury today found Ivan Atilano, 37, of Bolingbrook, guilty of Attempt Murder, Home Invasion, Residential Burglary, Aggravated Battery, Criminal Trespass to Residence, and Domestic Battery in the September 2022 stabbing of a Bolingbrook resident multiple times in his own home. Judge Amy Bertani-Tomczak presided over the trial.

On September 22, 2022, Atilano tracked down ex-girlfriend Tatiana Guzman who was sleeping at the Bolingbrook home of Felix Lopez. Guzman heard noises in the backyard and went outside to check at about midnight. Atilano was standing in the backyard and asked Guzman to speak with him. When she refused, Atilano became angry and pushed Guzman down a flight of stairs. Atilano then entered the home and jumped on Felix Lopez. While Lopez was on the ground, Atilano stabbed him multiple times as Guzman yelled at Atilano to stop and tried hitting him in the back. Guzman’s 9-year-old daughter, who was home at the time, saw the stabbing. Lopez’s sister heard the commotion and came out of her room to see what was wrong. Atilano then fled the scene, running up the stairs and out of the house. When officers arrived, they found Lopez in the basement with multiple stab wounds.

Guzman has a prior felony conviction from 2009 for Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle. Sentencing is scheduled for June 27. The sentencing range for Atilano is 12 to 60 years.

States Attorney Glasgow would like to thank Assistant State’s Attorneys Christine Vukmir, Chelsea Selvey, and James Zanayed for their high level of skill and dedication in successfully prosecuting this violent repeat offender, Victim Witness Advocate Dannette Pasdertz, IT Specialist Robert Valiska, and the Bolingbrook Police Department for their hard work in this matter.