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Aurora man guilty of theft

Updated: August 8, 2013 6:44AM

An Aurora man awaits sentencing after recently pleading guilty to stealing nearly $287,000 from his employer. Shaun Horan, 32, was charged last year with writing checks to himself while working as an accountant for Oak Brook-based Resource One between 2007 and 2011.

He’s been held in DuPage County Jail on $150,000 bail since shortly after his arrest last year. A judge reduced an initial bail amount of $250,000 following a bond-reduction hearing during which Horan said he was the sole provider for his wife and two children and had a job as a staff accountant, according to court records. An Aug. 30 hearing was set for the return of a pre-sentence report on Horan, documents show.

Trial delayed in bird case

A scheduled trial date has been pushed back for the Aurora man accused of hoarding birds in his home, court records show.

David Skeberdis pleaded not guilty earlier this year to misdemeanor counts of animal hoarding and cruelty toward animals. He has unsuccessfully sought to have the charges dismissed. In October, Aurora officials deemed Skeberdis’ home unfit to live in after the discovery of approximately 350 birds, as well as garbage and dozens and dozens of dead birds, according to court records. He is free on a recognizance bond, documents state. The trial was set for July 1, but was rescheduled with a pre-trial hearing planned for Aug. 28.

Suspect denies role in murder

Enrique Prado, charged with arson and concealment of a homicide in the death of 18-year-old Abigale Villalpando in Aurora, recently pleaded not guilty to the charges, according to court records.

Prado is one of three men arrested in connection to Villalpando’s murder earlier this year. Prosecutors allege Juan Garnica beat Villalpando with a hammer-like tool and then set her body and car on fire. Prado is accused of helping Garnica burn the body and car. A third man, Jose Becerra, has been charged with concealing a death and concealing a homicide for his part in helping to dispose of Villalpando’s body, court records show.

Becerra and Garnica have also pleaded not guilty to the charges each faces.

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