Martin Pleads To Murder Charge
CELINA — The man charged in the shooting death of a Rockford woman last year has pleaded guilty to the charge.
In a plea agreement reached on Friday, Daniel C. Martin pleaded guilty to murder, with a gun specification, in the death of Melinda S. Shinn. Martin shot and killed Shinn at 509 North St., Rockford, on Nov. 8.
Martin now faces 15 years to life in prison with an additional three years because of the gun specification. Martin is scheduled to be sentenced at 9 a.m. June 27.