KINMUNDY, IL — A 49-year-old Kentucky man sentenced Tuesday in Marion County Court to 21-years in prison for breaking into a Kinmundy home in 2019 where he believed his ex-wife was living with plans to kill her. According to court records, Jacob Roderick pleaded guilty August 24th to Class 1 felony residential burglary in exchange for a Class X felony charge of attempted murder being dismissed. He was sentenced in that case to 15 years in prison.
Roderick was then sentenced to a consecutive 6-years in prison for violation of an order of protection. Roderick had been arrested in Kentucky after Marion County officials developed information that Roderick had broke into the home where he believed his ex-girlfriend was staying, poisoned her dog, took the woman’s underwear and cell phone before returning to Kentucky. The ex-girlfriend was not home at the time of the break-in, but sheriff’s deputies indicated there was evidence to show Roderick planned to kill her.
Police later also located a tracker that Roderick is believed to have placed on his ex-girlfriend’s car.