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Charges severed in Kody Walsh case

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ROCKFORD (WREX) -

Two charges were severed on Friday in the case against the man accused of killing a woman on I-90 before leading police on a week-long chase last fall.

Kody Walsh appeared in Winnebago County Court Friday morning on a defense motion to sever charges. The judge agreed to sever the charge of Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon and the charge of Violation of FOID Act, meaning those two charges will be tried separately, in two trials.

The court reserved ruling on the charge of Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Streetgang Member.

On January 4, 2013, Walsh was also charged with Intimidation of a Police Officer, but a bill of indictment has not yet been filed in that instance.

Walsh is accused of shooting Lori Daniels in a vehicle on I-90 in September 2012 and leading police on a chase to Rockford, where the car he was allegedly driving crashed. Police say Walsh fired on them as he fled.

He was apprehended near Memphis, Tennessee one week later and transported back to the Winnebago County Jail. He has pleaded not guilty to the murder charges against him.

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