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    IL - Noreen Kumeta Rudd, 19, newlywed, murdered, Barrington Hills, Sept 1973

    A former Northwest suburban attorney, school board member and Hoffman Estates plan commissioner was arrested in Texas Thursday and is being charged with murder in connection with the 1973 death of his wife in Barrington Township, a spokesman for the Cook County state's attorney's office said Friday.

    Donnie Rudd, 73, who was arrested in Sugar Land, Texas, also is a suspect in a 1991 murder of an Arlington Heights woman [Loretta "Teri" Tabak, a 59-year-old interior designer who was shot several times in the head in her Arlington Heights condominium], police said.

    Rudd is being charged with the murder of his wife, Noreen Kumeta Rudd, who was a librarian at Quaker Oats in Barrington. She was 19 when she was reported killed in a car accident, but authorities now believe the car accident was faked to cover up her murder.[/QUOTE]
    http://www.dailyherald.com/article/2...ews/151218906/

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    A Cook County judge denied bond Monday for Donnie Rudd, the Texas man charged with killing his teen bride in a Chicago suburb more than 40 years ago.

    Rudd's lawyer appeared in court Monday morning for his client, who remains hospitalized under police guard with a leg circulation ailment that makes it hard for him to walk...

    Prosecutors accused Rudd of beating his young wife to death just 27 days after they were married and staging a car accident to cover it up for the insurance money.

    "The victim and the defendant would have had to be married in order for him to be the beneficiary on these payouts. Nineteen-year-old Noreen Rudd had taken out the maximum policy of $100,000," said Assistant Cook County State's Attorney Maria McCarthy.
    http://abc7chicago.com/news/bond-den...eath-/1131156/
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    http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburb...221-story.html

    Once a prominent lawyer who in the early 1970s served on the board of Schaumburg-based School District 54, Rudd was disbarred in 1994, and authorities said he left Illinois for Texas more than 20 years ago. A website in his name claims he's an accomplished scientist who specializes in stem cell technology. Rudd has been married at least six times, including twice to the same woman, public records showed.

    His fifth wife, Emma Leising, told the Tribune she ended their 10-year marriage in 2010. She said she met him on Match.com, and he proposed to her months later — on the same day his divorce from previous wife was finalized. He was charming and smart, Leising said, but she grew suspicious of his "grandiose" claims of wealth and prominence.

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    Bail was set at $4 million Thursday for a man who is accused of killing his 19-year-old wife 42 years ago in Barrington Hills and has been named as the primary suspect in another unsolved homicide in the northwest suburbs.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburb...224-story.html

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    http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburb...229-story.html

    Noreen Kumeta Rudd's death was initially ruled accidental after her husband, Donnie Rudd, told police that their car ran off the road and she fell out of the car and hit her head on a rock, Russell said. He told police he had carried her body to the car after the accident, Russell said.

    Noreen was taken to Sherman Hospital in Elgin where she was pronounced dead due to an alleged fractured neck, Russell said. No autopsy was performed so an exact cause of death was not determined...

    Russell... obtained an exhumation order from Cook County Circuit Court and performed an autopsy on Noreen's remains. The autopsy determined the cause of death was craniocerebral injuries due to blunt force trauma to the head and the manner to be a homicide, he said.

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    A Cook County grand jury has indicted a former Chicago-area attorney and school board member in the death of his new bride more than 40 years ago.

    Donnie Rudd, 73, is charged with first-degree murder, announced Tuesday at a hearing in Rolling Meadows branch court. Rudd is being held on $4 million bond following his arrest last month in Sugar Land, Texas.

    Rudd, formerly of Hoffman Estates, sat silently in a wheelchair as Assistant State's Attorney Maria McCarthy read the indictment. Rudd is suffering from colon cancer and continues to undergo treatment at the Cook County Jail infirmary, said his defense attorney, Timothy Grace.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburb...112-story.html



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