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Press Release-LaboyFontanez Murder Charges


Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017

PRESS RELEASE

November 30th, 2017

State's Attorney Joe Bruscato

 

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announces charges against an individual for a fatal stabbing that happened in Rockford in 2015.

On May 28th, 2015, Rockford Police responded to 1435 Broadway after reports of a stabbing.  Officers located one victim, 19-year-old Alonzo Garuno.  An autopsy later revealed Garuno died as a result of being stabbed.

 

William Laboy Fontanez

William Laboy Fontanez (D.O.B. 1/15/1987)faces four counts of First Degree Murder and one count of Aggravated Battery charges.

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. 

Aggravated Battery 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.

A warrant has been issued for Mr. Laboy Fontanez.  Anyone with information regarding this incident or Laboy Fontanez’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Rockford Police Department Investigations Bureau at 779-500-6551or Crime Stoppers 815-963-7867.

The charges are merely allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.

 

 

CONTACT PERSON:

Assistant State’s Attorney

Heather Kruse

815-319-4700

 



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