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Moreno: Probable cause found

Arraignment set for Friday

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 2:51 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 2:53 p.m. CDT

SPRING VALLEY — Angel E. Moreno, 20, of Spring Valley remains in custody at the Bureau County Jail after being charged with involuntary manslaughter for the death of a 23-year-old Spring Valley man on Saturday.

Moreno’s bond has been set at $50,000 for the Class 3 felony, which carries a possible prison sentence from two to five years.

After Spring Valley Police received a 911 call Saturday in reference to a man who had been shot in the leg and not breathing, they found Kyle W. Zinser, of Spring Valley dead in the basement at 127 W. Minnesota St. After investigating, officers believed his shotgun wound had been made several hours before it was reported.

Police were able to recover a shotgun at another residence, where they believe Moreno had hidden it. Moreno was taken into custody.

Despite Bureau County Courthouse being closed due to weather conditions, a probable cause hearing was conducted on Monday by a three-way telephone conversation with Moreno, Bureau County State’s Attorney Patrick Herrmann and Bureau County Judge Marc Bernabei. Probable cause was found, and Bureau County Public Defender Michael Henneberry was appointed to the represent Moreno.

A preliminary hearing arraignment has been set for 1:15 p.m. Friday.

Police have stated Moreno and Zinser had been acquaintances and were together at the home prior to the shooting.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still under investigation by the Spring Valley Police, Illinois State Police Crimes Services and Bureau County Corner’s Office.

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