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Meyer double murder case continued again

No hearing as scheduled on Monday

A Byron man accused of murdering his ex-wife and 3-year-old son did not appear in Ogle County court as scheduled on Monday due to another continuance being opted for in his case.

The continuance was agreed to for Nov. 2 at 1:30 p.m. by both parties to address possible pretrial motions, Ogle County State’s Attorney Eric Morrow said.

Duane Meyer was charged in October 2019 with four counts of first degree homicide, two counts of aggravated arson and one count of concealment of a homicidal death in connection with the deaths of Maggie and Amos Meyer who were killed in a fire in 2016 that was determined to be an arson.

Continuances were granted last month and in March to allow both parties time to review “voluminous” cell phone records. The case was delayed early in the summer due to COVID-19.

Meyer is currently being held in the Ogle County Jail on a $10 million bond.

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