UPDATE: Double-Murderer Terence Doddy Given Second Life Sentence, No Possibility of Parole

UPDATE (6/16/15): Double-murderer Terence Doddy has been handed a second life sentence with no possibility of parole. He had already been given a life sentence for the murder of Tonya Bargman in Lee County. Tuesday’s sentence is for the murder of Todd Hansmeier in Rockford.

Doddy did not appear in the courtroom for either of the sentences.

ROCKFORD — Sentencing for convicted double murderer Terrence Doddy will be postponed until Tuesday, after a full day of testimony Monday. Doddy was once again absent at the proceedings, which this time took place in the Winnebago County Courthouse for sentencing for the murder of his long time friend, Todd Hansmeier. Doddy told corrections officers and prosecutors he didn’t want to face the Hansmeier family.  Hansmeier’s body was found in Doddy’s office at the QVSM call center in Rockford back at the end of last June.
Todd’s brother, Brian Hansmeier told the court as he choked back emotion, “What I find so hard to understand is how Terry could commit such a heinous crime against the only person that had not given up on him.”

And for the first time, dash cam video, from the Illinois State Trooper’s squad car, was shown in court. The chase, on July 4th of last year, led police – from several Stateline departments – to speeds of more than 140 miles per hour for nearly 25 minutes before Doddy lost control of the car he was driving, slamming into a tree.

The Hansmeier family was also allowed to testify against Doddy. Brian Hansmeir said, “I am angry that a violent act was the last thing my brother felt on this earth. I would have given anything to have be there to protect him from the coward that took his life.”

Doddy has already been sentenced to life for the murder of Tonya Bargman in Lee County.  

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