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UPDATE: Second Rosemont Murder Suspect Enters Plea

Rodolfo Simon Villa, 22, is charged with murder in the death of 21-year-old Alexander Brian Chavez in Rosemont Jan. 17.

This article was updated at 4:03 p.m. Jan. 25, 2013 to include details of second suspect's court appearance.

Two men this week pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of a Rosemont man, court records show.

Michael John Almeda, 19, and Rodolfo Simon Villa, 22, were both charged with murder in the shooting death of 21-year-old Alexander Brian Chavez in Rosemont Jan. 17.

Almeda also faces a sentence-enhancing allegation of gun possession, as court records indicated he had a .40-caliber pistol on him when the victim was slain.

Court officers could not say whether Villa faces a gun allegation.

Almeda faces 25 years to life on the first-degree murder charge, according to state mandatory sentencing statutes.

The criminal complaint filed against Almeda is attached to this story as a PDF.

Almeda was ordered next to appear in court for a felony settlement conference Feb. 14; he was being held on no bail.

Villa was also being held on no bail, pending a Feb. 1 felony settlement conference, District Attorney officials said.

Almeda and Villa allegedly took part in the shooting death of Chavez as the victim drove north on Westporter Drive about 6:15 p.m., according to police.

Villa was set for arraignment Friday afternoon.

Check with Patch for updates.

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Meli January 28, 2013 at 06:15 PM
And I guess YOU were actually there and present when it happened.
Cody Kitaura January 28, 2013 at 07:42 PM
Hi everyone, several comments from this story had to be deleted for violating our site's rules on profanity and personal attacks. Please keep your posts civil and respectful. Thanks.
Meli January 28, 2013 at 09:25 PM
Thank you. How may I get a copy of the post by "Sesily" where they threatened to break a poster's jaws and fingers? Other than the copy sent to my email account.
kevin morrison February 13, 2013 at 11:56 PM
does anyone have new information of this case?
kevin morrison February 14, 2013 at 09:22 PM
hope those assasins spends all their lives in prision!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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