Man convicted in battery case after witness killed
URBANA -- An Urbana man whose felony trial was delayed after the man he was accused of shooting last year was killed in a second shooting has been convicted of aggravated battery with a firearm.
According to The News-Gazette in Champaign, 23-year-old Ardis Fenn faces up to 30 years in prison after being convicted Thursday of shooting Curtis Mosley during a June 12 robbery. Fenn is scheduled to be sentenced next month.
Mosley recovered from those wounds but was shot to death in an Urbana apartment on Feb. 4.
Chicago police end search for carjacking suspect
SCHAUMBURG -- Police in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg have called off their search for a carjacking suspect.
A Rockford woman had reported that she was carjacked overnight on Chicago's Near North Side and then driven to the northwest suburb.
Schaumburg Police Sgt. John Nebl said the suspect was believed to have fled on foot, triggering a manhunt Friday that involved the use of K-9 units.
But the search was called off within a few hours. Nebl said the woman wanted no further police follow-up and did not want to have anyone arrested or to sign a complaint.
Death probed as homicide
PEORIA -- Police in Peoria said they're investigating the death of a 39-year-old woman as a homicide.
Police said they found Denise Leuthold dead inside a home Thursday when they responded to a call about a possible burglary. The Journal star reported that Leuthold was the victim of an apparent shooting.