Guilty plea in 2012 shooting, robbery incident

Online Staff Report

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announced that Tuesday, May 27, Kenneth Torrance, 25, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit armed robbery in front of the Judge Joseph McGraw. As part of his plea, Torrance was sentenced to 6 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. He’ll also be on mandatory supervised release for two years once he’s released from prison.

The charges stem from an incident in May 2012 at the Mobil on Broadway in Rockford. Kenneth Torrance admitted to going to the gas station with two other men to buy marijuana from the victim. Torrance admitted they planned to rob the victim during the drug deal. Consequently, the victim was shot multiple times during the course of the robbery but survived.

Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery is a Class 1 felony that is punishable by a sentence of 4-15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

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