- Associated Press - Monday, March 3, 2014

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - A Rockford man accused of killing a Wisconsin woman in 2012 has been found guilty of first-degree murder.

Prosecutors contended that 24-year-old Kody Walsh of Rockford shot to death 36-year-old Lori A. Daniels of Afton, Wis., while they were passengers in a vehicle near South Beloit.

Walsh also was accused of trying to kill the driver of the vehicle. The Winnebago County jury acquitted Walsh of attempted murder charges.

Walsh fled after the killing of Daniels and was captured a week later in Memphis, Tenn., after a high-speed chase by police.

The initial reason police tried to pull over Walsh’s car is because he was following another vehicle too closely and his license plate was obstructed.

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