Online Staff Report
Reed Catalano, 44, has pled guilty but mentally ill in the July 2013 murder of Elizabeth Kincade.
Catalano’s guilty plea includes charges of first-degree murder and unlawful restraint.
In July 2013, Rockford police were called to 1110 S. Sixth St. There, they located the body of Kincade inside the basement apartment.
Kincade had been beaten severely and was deceased. Catalano, who lived with Kincade, admitted he was the one responsible for her death.
First-degree murder is a Class M felony punishable by a term of 20 to 60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.
Unlawful restraint is a Class 4 felony that is punishable by an extended term sentence of one to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and a year of Mandatory Supervised Release.
Sentencing is scheduled for 3 p.m., Jan. 15, 2015, in courtroom 314.
Posted Dec. 18, 2014