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Press Release-James Doyle Plea


Date: Monday, April 15, 2019

April 15th, 2019

State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross

 

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that James V. Doyle (D.O.B. 8/11/1989) pled guilty First Degree Murder and Concealing a Homicidal Death in front of the Honorable Judge Joseph McGraw. As part of the plea, Doyle was sentenced to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and he will be on Mandatory Supervised Release for three years once he is released from prison.

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On April 13th, 2015, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Police began to investigate after a missing person report was filed regarding 26 year old Moheb Diab. Diab’s mother told police that she hadn’t seen or heard from her son for more than 24 hours. On April 17th, Diab’s vehicle was located in a parking lot in the 5300 Block of Forest Hills Court. Detectives conducted a follow up investigation, and during an interview with Doyle he admitted to shooting Diab, and concealing the victim’s body in the basement of his home. Police found the victim’s body in a closet at Doyle’s residence at 7702 Eastmont Avenue in Loves Park.

 

  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. The defendant was sentenced to 25 years in the Department of Corrections and three years of Mandatory Supervised Release. This sentence will be served at 100%.

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. The defendant was sentenced to 5 years in the Department of Corrections followed by a year of Mandatory Supervised Release. This sentence will be served at 50%.  

The sentences will be served consecutively.

 

CONTACT PERSON:

Alternative Justice & Outreach Coordinator

Katie Zimmerman

815-319-4725

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