Attorneys Still Exchanging Evidence in Fatal DUI Case

Matthew Senica, 26, remains in custody on felony reckless homicide and aggravated DUI charges in the case where an Advocate Christ Medical Center nurse was killed on her way to work.

Evidence is still being exchanged in the case against a 26-year-old Orland Park man charged with felony aggravated DUI and reckless homicide, for his role in an accident that killed a nurse on her way to work.

Matthew Senica, 26, appeared in standard khaki-colored Department of Corrections garb during a brief hearing in a Bridgeview courtroom Thursday, Nov. 1. He has been in custody on a $1 million bond since July.

Police say Heidi Roseen, 51, was on her way to Advocate Christ Medical Center from her Lockport home to work a shift as a nurse on July 8. While en route, she was reportedly struck by Senica's Ford F150 and was later declared dead by fellow staff at Christ.

Senica has pleaded not guilty to 14 counts of aggravated DUI and one count of reckless homicide. He didn't speak during Thursday's hearing, standing next to his attorney, Russell Miller.

Judge Colleen Ann Hyland presided over the hearing, in place of the regular Judge Carmen K. Aguilar.

"I know that this matter is under Judge Aguilar," Hyland said. "But it's my understanding that both parties have spoken to her."

Both attorneys answered in the affirmative.

Senica's attorney said there is more outstanding evidence in the case. At a hearing in August, authorities were still investigating Senica's vehicle, though there has been no word on whether the most recent evidence exchanged was related to that part of the investigation.

Senica is scheduled to be back in court on Dec. 11.

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Nana November 02, 2012 at 02:40 PM
James Neil November 06, 2012 at 01:58 PM
What evidence do you exchange??? He was drunk out of his mind, ran a light, and killed someone. This is why the judicial system is so screwed up. It takes months and years for someone who is guilty beyond belief to even get to trial. Judges need to stop all these delays and BS, and tell the attorneys get your stuff on the table and lets go.


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