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Press Release-Delano Foreman Verdict


Date: Friday, June 30, 2017

June 30th, 2017

State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato

 

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announces that early today, Delano Lamar Foreman (D.O.B. 5/3/1986) was found guilty of 16 counts of First Degree Murder, Residential Burglary, Concealment of a Homicidal Death, and Aggravated Animal Cruelty after a jury trial in front of the Honorable Judge Ronald White.   

 

On July 18, 2015 Rockford Fire responded to a fire at 6709 Owen Center Road. Investigators located the bodies of a man and a dog inside the residence.  An autopsy revealed that the victim, Henry Murphy, died as a result of a gunshot wound to his neck. Follow up investigation by Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives found evidence of the victim’s personal documents at Delano Foreman’s home. Numerous witnesses also came forward and indicated that shortly after the murder the defendant came over to their residence asking them to change various credit cards belonging to Henry Murphy so that he could use the cards.

 

First Degree Murder is a Class M Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 20-60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release. 

Residential Burglary is a Class 1 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 4-15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release. Under state statute, the defendant is eligible for an extended sentence of 4-30 years in prison.

Concealment of a Homicidal Death is a Class 3 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 2-5 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by a year of Mandatory Supervised Release.  Under state statute, the defendant is eligible for an extended sentence of 2-10 years in prison.  This sentence will run consecutive to the First Degree Murder sentence.

Aggravated Animal Cruelty is a Class 4 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 1-3 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by a year of Mandatory Supervised release. Under state statute, the defendant is eligible for an extended sentence of 1-6 years in prison.

 

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for August 16th, 2017 at 8:30am in Courtroom 316.

 

CONTACT PERSON:

Deputy State’s Attorney

Mike Rock

815-319-4700



Winnebago County
404 Elm Street
Rockford, IL 61101
OFC: (815) 319-4444
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