Trial starts against Rockford man accused of 2011 stabbing - – Rockford’s News Leader

Trial starts against Rockford man accused of 2011 stabbing


The trial against a Rockford man accused of murder gets underway in Winnebago County court.

Raymond Gitchel faces first degree murder charges in the death of Terry Johnson,47.  Johnson was found stabbed to death outside his home on South 4th Street in Rockford.  It all happened in January of 2011.  Jurors were picked to hear the case against Gitchel earlier this week, testimony got underway Thursday. 

The case is expected to wrap up by the middle of next week.

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