Arrest Made in Connection to Rockford Murder

A stateline teen is arrested in connection with this week's murder of a 25-year-old Rockford man. 17-year-old Emmanuel Lira has been charged with concealing the death of Jammal Garcia. Garcia was killed in his east Rockford home last week. Investigators believe Lira played a role in burning and dumping Garcia's body in a field near the Rockford airport. Carl Choppi was arrested on Thursday also in connection to Garcia's death.


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  • by jeanette Location: rockford on Jun 22, 2009 at 10:19 AM
    emmanuel said he didnt know them, he was at the house with one of his friends. so who lie? did he know all the guys involved? of course hes going to say lucci told me, if i dont i'll kill your family. hes lie cause hes scared to go jail not cause hes scared of lucci. does he belong in jail, he has to be lie. i use to talk to emmanuel, he changed. he should have not done this.
  • by Shane Location: Rockford on Apr 6, 2009 at 03:08 PM
    Everyone who wasn't there should just keep their opinions 2 themselves! Granted it's a free country but nobody knows Carl (Lucci) like I do & he's not the monster like everybody tries 2 make him out 2 be!! As far as I kno Isaac tried 2 rob Carl, at gunpoint! & as far as Clay goes, I can't really talk bout him cus I wasn't there & I don't know what happened! So everybody who thinks they know what happened, keep it 2 yourself & maybe u will keep yourself from lookin dumb!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 6, 2009 at 12:55 PM
    everyone has this messed up none of you where there when it happend so really none of you know what the situation was. carl didn't force anybody to do anything INFACT manny and his boys left and CAME BACK so obviously all of you do not know what you are talking about. get your facts straight before you go run your mouth about somebody
  • by Tim Location: Kolthoff on Oct 1, 2008 at 09:24 PM
    I knew this kid in elementary school, didnt seem bad. Then in high school, he even started bugging me then he just dissapeared. Now I JUST heard about this.
  • by kay Location: rocktown on Sep 29, 2008 at 07:49 PM
    duh. the cops are stupid. they shouldnt have arrest clay either. what was clay supposed to do? tell lucci he wasnt gonna help him, and get shoot too? isaac was clays guy too. no one knew isaac was gonna get shot. not even lucci. lucci needs to be in jail. no clay or anyone else.
  • by Robert Location: Rockford on Sep 29, 2008 at 05:58 AM
    This is stupid. Plain and simple. Police are charging Emmanuel with concealing a homicide? Well it's not like he was forced, against his will, right? Since he just saw Choppi shoot Isaac and now Choppi wanted to dipose of the body and looked at him along with ***** and others. whats he going to say? "No thanks i'd rather not". yea that's smart. ANYONE in that position would do what he did, no one is stupid enough to say no to a killer and ANYONE would be scared ***less. Police are asking why he didn't come forward after the fact? One simple sentence. "Tell anyone and i'll kill your family". As the cops said, "They all knew each other." So whats to say he didn't know where they lived? If the only reason they're charging him with that is for leverage to get him to testify against Choppi, why not just make a deal instead of going through all this crap and wasting the tax payers $$. Anyone and everyone who was there is or should be charged with concealing a homicide. not just a select few.
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