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Geneva man’s murder case back in court next week

ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A Kane County judge on Wednesday continued to take a substitution of judge request under advisement in a Geneva man’s murder case.

Judge James Hallock took brief arguments during a Wednesday court hearing from Assistant State’s Attorney Greg Sams and Kane County Public Defender Kelli Childress on behalf of Shadwick King.

King faces two counts of first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Kathleen King. Her body was found July 6 on railroad tracks less than a half-mile from their Geneva home. Shadwick King appeared at Wednesday’s court hearing and remained Wednesday afternoon in the Kane County Jail on a $1.5 million bond, according to online records.

A row of people in the courtroom’s gallery Wednesday confirmed they were members of Kathleen King’s family.

They also verified they were in court during King’s last hearing Friday, which they said was their first time attending a court hearing for the case. They declined further comment.

Sams presented information on two Illinois Supreme Court Cases, at least one of which involved a substitution of judge request that was denied. Childress said the cases were substantially different from Shadwick King’s case.

Hallock continued the case’s next hearing Sept. 3. Childress objected to any further continuances, which Hallock noted.

“Let’s see what direction we take, either here, there or someplace else,” Hallock said.

Childress also subpoenaed more than a dozen law-enforcement agencies seeking evidence in the case, including reports and records of 911 calls about Kathleen King’s death, and any reports involving contact with Shadwick King and Kathleen King’s relatives.

Childress also subpoenaed the Metra Law Department for July 6 reports about a female on railroad tracks, and information on a July 6 call from a conductor on a Metra train about a female on the tracks.

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