Man will represent himself in homicide trial

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Gazette staff
Monday, October 7, 2013

ROCKFORD, Ill.—A Rockford man charged with killing a Janesville woman last year will represent himself when his case goes to trial later this month, a court official said.

Prosecutors say Kody R. Walsh, 23, shot 36-year-old Lori A. Daniels to death on Interstate 39/90 near South Beloit, Ill., in September 2012. He then fled to Memphis, Tenn., where he was captured a week later, authorities said.

Walsh's trial on charges that include first-degree murder, which could send him to prison for life, is scheduled to start Monday, Oct. 21.

At a hearing Friday, Winnebago County Judge John Truitt granted a motion from Walsh to represent himself in the trial, Court Administrator Todd Schroeder said.

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