UPDATE: Marc Mongan's trial to be rescheduled

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Updated January 30, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

UPDATE: OGLE COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) - The upcoming trial for the Oregon man charged in the fatal boating accident that killed Megan Wells is rescheduled.

According to Sauk Valley Media, the rescheduling is taking place because a report from a defense expert has not been submitted.

The next status hearing is set for 2:30 p.m. Feb. 8.


Updated December 19, 2017, 7:31 p.m.

UPDATE: OGLE COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) - The man accused of crashing his boat into another, while drunk, killing a local mom returns to court ahead of his trial next year.

An Ogle County judge heard several motions ahead of the February 14 trial date for Marc Mongan. Included was a motion allowing Megan Wells' parents to remain as "crime victims."

The judge denied two motions brought by the defense that would have limited Wells family attorney's involvement in the case as well as barring some evidence from the trial.

Mongan, who was allegedly driving the boat that killed Wells on the Rock River back in 2016, faces seven felony charges in her death.


Posted November 8, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

OGLE COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) - An Ogle County judge set Marc Mongan's trial date for February 14th of next year.

Mongan faces seven felony charges in the death of 31-year-old Megan Wells. Motions introduced in court focus only on those felony charges which include reckless homicide and aggravated driving under the influence. The motion also calls to drop misdemeanor charges.

Wells' family says they feel one step closer to finding justice for Megan.

"We're getting to the point where we wanted at the very beginning and had been asking for from the very beginning from day one. We do have those felony charges and we'll present the evidence and let a jury of his peers decide. The truth will prevail," says Wells' father David Swaziek.

A hearing has been scheduled for December 9th to discuss final motions before the trial begins. Mongan's attorney was unavailable for comment.