Judge lowers bond for Plainfield woman charged with attempted murder

A judge granted an attorney’s motion to lower the bond for a Plainfield woman charged with the attempted murder of her husband so she can receive a psychological evaluation.

On Tuesday, Judge Dave Carlson granted a motion from Denise O’Malley’s attorney, Jeff Tomczak, to lower her bond from $750,000 to $100,000. She will need to post $10,000 for her release from jail.

O’Malley has been in jail since Sept. 13 on charges of attempted murder, aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated domestic battery.

O’Malley was arrested after she shot her husband, John O’Malley, at their residence in the 1900 block of Brighton Lane, said Will County Assistant State’s Attorney Katie Rabenda.

John O’Malley suffered gunshot wounds to the chest and leg, Rabenda said. Denise O’Malley told the police she caught her husband having an affair and that led to their relationship declining, she said.

Tomczak said Denise O’Malley had been treated at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health several weeks before the incident occurred. He said based on his initial review of the case, she had psychological issues that needed to be addressed for her defense. He said she has not been receiving any treatment in jail.

At a previous hearing, Tomczak said John O’Malley testified that his wife had been suffering from delusions and hallucinations, and he asked a judge to allow his wife to receive treatment.

Carlson ordered O’Malley to comply with any recommendations from Linden Oaks Behavioral Health and to have no contact with her husband.