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Rockford man pleads not guilty in mother's killing

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Leslie Byrd, 42, was found shot to death on May 22, 2009 inside her home at 1219 Greenwood Avenue in Rockford. Leslie Byrd, 42, was found shot to death on May 22, 2009 inside her home at 1219 Greenwood Avenue in Rockford.

ROCKFORD (WREX) - A Rockford man facing murder charges in the killing of his mother pleads not guilty.

Franklin Byrd was arraigned on first degree murder charges Tuesday in the shooting death of his mother, Leslie Byrd, 42, on May 22, 2009 at their home at 1219 Greenwood Avenue.

Byrd has been found fit to stand trial.

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