Motion to lower bond for man accused of killing ex-wife, son is denied

OGLE COUNTY (WREX) — A motion to lower the bond for a man accused of killing his ex-wife and son is denied by an Ogle County judge.

Duane Meyer appeared in an orange jumpsuit on Wednesday in an Ogle County courtroom. He did not say anything during the court appearance as his attorney argued his bond should be lowered because he’s not considered a flight risk. Family and friends of his attended the hearing.

Meyer is accused of killing his ex-wife Maggie Rosko and their son, Amos, on Oct. 19, 2016. He was arrested Oct. 9, nearly 3 years since they died.

His attorney argued in court Wednesday that Meyer was a lifelong Ogle County resident and had no prior run-ins with the law, so he posed no risk of fleeing. However, the Ogle County State’s Attorney’s Office argued that Meyer could face a life sentence upon conviction, which would be motivation to flee.

Meyer is scheduled to be back in court at 10 a.m. Nov. 18.

Before court, 13 News spoke with Maggie’s friends, who say they don’t want Maggie to be remembered for the way she died, but how she lived. Tune in to 13 News at 5 & 6 to hear more from them.


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