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Murder 05/07/11

Winnebago County Sheriff's PoliceNews Media Release News  Release Number2011-014A
Information: MURDER
Date: May 7,2011 Time: 3:11a.m. Page    of 1

   The victim of the stabbing at 4825 Linden Rd. on May 7, 2011 has been identified as Todd Michael Kegel (DOB 6-1-71/ 39yrs old)/Rockford, Illinois. Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives reviewed the results of the investigation with the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office and the following have been charged. #1 Von Edrick Johnson (male/ DOB 7-17-71/39yrs old)/Rockford, Illinois. Johnson is charged with First Degree Murder(2Cts), ARMED ROBBERY AND ROBBERY #2 Tina M. Balas (female/DOB 12-21-68/ 42yrs old)/Rockford, Illinois. Balas is charged with Robbery and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery. Both Johnson and Balas are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court. The charges filed are merely accusations. Photos of Johnson and Balas will be released at a later time due to the continuing investigation.  

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