UPDATE: Chavez Granted New Trial

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom

UPDATE: ROCKFORD (WIFR) – A woman who is accused of hiding evidence in connection with a 2008 Rockford murder has been granted a new trial.

A judge has set a new trial for 55-year-old Diane Chavez on March 10th. She had originally been found guilty in an August of Obstruction of Justice in the death of Gregory Clark who was shot in the back while shoveling snow five years ago.

Chavez is accused of lying to police during the investigation.

UPDATE: Diane Chavez has been found guilty on one count of Obstruction of Justice.

Diane Chavez was found guilty of Obstructing Justice for furnishing false information to the Rockford Police Department in that she lied to the police about who resided at the address of 1113 Grant Avenue in connection with the investigation into the murder of Gregory Clark with the intent to obstruct the prosecution of Richard Wanke.

Obstruction of Justice is a Class 4 Felony with a sentencing range of 1-3 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections or probation.

A sentencing hearing has been set for October 11, 2013.

ROCKFORD (WIFR) – The only person who has been charged in connection with the murder of Rockford attorney Greg Clark is on trial.

Opening statements in the jury trial of Diane Chavez of Rockford took place today. She was arrested and charged with obstruction of justice regarding the February 2008 murder investigation of Clark.

The prominent attorney was gunned down while shoveling snow at this east side home in Rockford. To date, investigators have not been able to put together enough evidence to charge anyone for the murder.

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