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Rockford man sentenced to 30 years for 2015 murder

Staff Report

ROCKFORD — A Rockford man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for a fatal 2015 shooting.

James V. Doyle, 29, pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree murder and concealing a homicidal death, charges that stem from the shooting death of 26-year-old Moheb Diab.

On April 13, 2015, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Police conducted a follow-up investigation of a missing-person report was filed by Diab’s mother, who told police she hadn’t seen or heard from her son for more than 24 hours. On April 17,  Diab’s vehicle was located in the 5300 Block of Forest Hills Court.

Doyle later admitted to shooting Diab and concealing his body in the basement of his home. Police found the victim’s body in a closet at Doyle’s Loves Park residence.

Doyle was ordered to serve 25 years for first-degree murder and must serve 100 percent of that sentence. He must serve at least 50 percent of a five-year prison term for concealing a homicidal death. R.

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