Murder suspect being extradited from Wisconsin to Rockford
Carol & Tom McFeggan
1820 Wedel Avenue - Rockford
ROCKFORD (WREX) - The man wanted for his wife's murder has signed extradition papers to be brought back to Rockford from Wisconsin.
Tom McFeggan signed the papers during a court hearing in northern Wisconsin Thursday. Our sister station, WAOW TV 9, says the gun charges against McFeggan in Wisconsin were dropped at the hearing.
McFeggan was found and arrested in northern Wisconsin Wednesday evening, two days after his wife Carol was found shot dead in the head at their home at 1820 Wedel Avenue in Rockford.
Police say McFeggan ran to Vilas County where his car turned up at the Trout Lake Campground near Boulder Junction Wednesday night. McFeggan was eight miles away, at a campsite.
According to investigators he had a gun on him, which is why he had to face gun charges.
Rockford Police detectives are in Wisconsin and will be bringing McFeggan back to face First Degree Murder charges in his wife's killing.
Carol McFeggan worked at Rockford's Auburn High School. She also co-founded a victims' support group in Winnebago county after a drunk driver killed her brother. You can read more about the killing in the related content section along the bottom left of this story.