Two Rockford Acquittals

September 22, 2017

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Two Rockford Acquittals

Tomasz Lech and Jose P. Vielma Jr., members of the Chicago charter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, were acquitted of aggravated battery and armed robbery by a jury in Rockford, Illinois yesterday.

Lech and Vielma were two of five defendants being tried at once. They chose to be tried by a jury. The other three defendants in the case are Richard L. Todd, John R. Savalick and Christopher L. Lawson. They all are or were members of the Rockford charter. They are being tried by Judge Joseph McGraw. Their trials will continue next week.

All five men had also been accused of aggravated kidnapping of a child younger than 13 and unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle. Those charges were dismissed against all five yesterday.

All the charges stem from the club expulsion of former chapter president Josh Johnson at a charter meeting on June 27, 2013. Other members believed Johnson was stealing from his club.

According to testimony, Johnson was a large and dangerous mixed martial artist. He reacted to the bad news by attacking three other club members. It took the jury about an hour to agree that Johnson was injured when other club members acted in self defense.

 

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One Response to “Two Rockford Acquittals”

  1. fuck off Says:

    Still douchebags LoL!!!!!

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