He will be sentenced next week for the murder of Todd Hansmeier.
ROCKFORD (11:54am): Doddy is charged with 16 counts of homicide, concealing a death, and theft in Lee County. It stems from the killing of Tonya Bargman at a rest stop along I-39 in Paw Paw. Both Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato and Lee County State's Attorney Anna Sacco-Miller say their offices will work together and try Doddy at the same time. Bruscato says it's the first time he's done that in his career.
Investigators say Bargman was found with her head in a toilet. Investigators didn't provide an official cause of death for Bargman. However, they did say she drowned and was choked.
Doddy is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday afternoon to hear the new charges against him.
ROCKFORD (7/22/14) - Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato and Lee County State’s Attorney Anna Sacco-Miller have scheduled a joint Press Conference for 11:30am on Tuesday, July 22nd. Although no topic was announced, the presumed reason is to discuss the prosecution of Terence Doddy for murders in both Winnebago and Lee Counties.
Doddy has already been indicted and pleaded 'not guilty' (see story below) for the murder of Todd Hansmeier. However, Doddy has not yet been formally charged in Lee County with the death of 44-year-old Tonya Bargman, who was killed as she left the restroom at an I-39 rest stop near Paw Paw. Doddy was captured driving Bargman's stolen car.
Bruscato has broached the idea to 'Eyewitness News' of a possible joint prosecution between the two counties.
'Eyewitness News' will be at the news conference and will have updates as they become available.
ROCKFORD -- Terence Doddy has pleaded 'not guilty' to 15 criminal counts in Winnebago County Court. They include:
11 counts-1st degree murder
1 count-Possession of a stolen motor vehicle
1 count-Possession of another person's credit card
1 count-Concealment of homicidal death
According to the criminal complaint (see above) on the murder charges, Doddy struck and then stabbed Todd Hansmeier to death. He is also charged with attempting to conceal the death by trying to burn his body.
The arraignment occurred after Doddy was indicted by a Grand Jury, but paperwork from that indictment is not yet available.
More details on 'Eyewitness News Local at 5:00 and 6:00.'
UPDATE (1:44pm): A judge has rescheduled today's court hearing for Friday at 1:30pm.
UPDATE (7/17/14): Doddy is scheduled to make his first appearance in court at 1:30pm. Eyewitness News will have a reporter at that hearing and we'll bring you the very latest as it develops.
UPDATE (3:18pm): The Winnebago County State's Attorney's office reports the sheriff's department will pick up Doddy from the Rock County Jail tonight. He will be lodged in the Winnebago County Jail until his next court appearance. A hearing has not been scheduled yet.
ROCK COUNTY - During an extradition hearing Wednesday in Janesville, the double murder suspect waived his right of extradition. He will be transferred to the Winnebago County Jail. However, a date for that hasn't been set yet.
JANESVILLE - A mug shot released Monday by the Rock County Sheriff's Office of Terence Doddy shows signs of the crash and struggle he had with police officers after a high speed pursuit ended west of Beloit.
Doddy will be arraigned at 3pm in Rock County Court in Janesville on various traffic charges related to the chase, although prosecutors will seek to have him extradicted back to Illinois to face charges for the murders of Todd Hansmeir at QVSM call center in Rockford and the murder of Tonya Bargman at a rest stop on I-39 near Paw Paw. Doddy was arrested after crashing Bargman's Nissan Altima.
'Eyewitness News' will be at Doddy's arraignment and will have the latest details as they become available.
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