UPDATE: FREEPORT (WIFR) – Police in Freeport say they know who shot and killed a Freeport woman around this time last year.
38-year-old Lashawn Thurman has been charged in the murder of Victoria Strong. Police say she was shot in the leg at a party on South Oak Street in September of 2012 and later died of her injuries. Thurman is actually already in an Iowa prison for a drug related crime. He’ll be extradited to Stephenson County in the next couple of months to stand trial.
FREEPORT (WIFR) -- The Stephenson County State's Attorney's Office is waiting to file charges in the death of a Freeport woman.
Police say Victoria Strong, 48, was shot in the leg during a party on South Oak Street, this was back on September 23. She died at Rockford Memorial Hospital a week later, although the coroner is investigating the cause of her death. No charges have been filed.