Bench trial scheduled for former Illinois Police sergeant


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DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — A former Illinois Police sergeant is expected to have a bench trial in January.

Jeffrey Denning was charged with reckless homicide in connection to the May 2016 death of a Decatur woman. Records show Denning was driving 108 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone when he hit 26-year-old Kelly Wilson. She was killed in the crash.

Court records state the bench trial is scheduled for January 6, 2021.

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