Defense in DUI Death Case Looking for Accident Reconstruction
A 25-year-old Orland Park man is facing one count of reckless homicide, after he was in an accident resulting in the death of a 51-year-old nurse from Lockport.
Authorities are working to reconstruct the scene of an accident last summer that killed a nurse on a her way to work, attorneys said Tuesday, Dec. 10.
Matthew Senica, 25, has pleaded not guilty to 14 counts of aggravated DUI and one count of reckless homicide. He remains in custody after his bond was set at $1 million.
At Tuesday's hearing, Senica's attorney Russell Miller told Judge Carmen K. Aguilar that he believes the action of reconstruction is still missing from discovery. Senica, clad in standard Cook County Department of Corrections garb, didn't speak during the hearing and kept his head lowered.
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Police say on July 8, Senica was driving back to Orland Park from what Senica told police was a night of drinking in Chicago. He was heading south on LaGrange Road, and drove through the red light at the intersection with 95th Street at well over 70 mph, according to police.
Heidi Roseen, 51, was on her way to Advocate Christ Medical Center from her Lockport home to work a shift as a nurse. While en route, she was reportedly struck by Senica's Ford F150. She was pronounced dead by fellow staff at Christ.
The assistant state's attorney who is prosecuting the case wasn't at the hearing, but his colleague said there have been ongoing talks to resolve the case.
Senica is scheduled to be back in court on Jan. 29.
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