Plea deal offered in Mongan case

OREGON – A plea agreement has been offered by the state to an Oregon man accused of causing a fatal boat crash.

At a final pre-trial hearing on Thursday, April 5, prosecutor Dave Neal said that a deal has been offered to attorneys for Marc Mongan. Neal told Judge John Reddington that the defense has until April 12 to make a decision on that deal.

Reddington set another final pre-trial hearing for 3 p.m. on April 17, at which time any possible plea agreement would be announced.

The trial for Mongan is slated to begin at 9 a.m. on April 23 with jury selection.

Mongan is charged with three counts of reckless homicide and reckless conduct along with a charge of aggravated DUI, all felony charges. He was involved in a boat crash on the Rock River in June 2016, which resulted in the death of 31-year-old Megan Wells of Rockford.

Cynthia Koroll, an advocate for the victim’s family, said the family would like a chance to object to a possible plea deal.

She also asked Reddington about the attire – shirts and buttons – the family of the victim would be permitted to wear in court. Reddington said he would not allow clothing with a message or photo in front of the jury.

Reddington said any additional written objections or motions in the case are due by April 11.

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