Kane County State’s Attorney Jamie Mosser has charged 35-year-old Victor H. Ayllon with two counts of first-degree murder in the Monday, July 12, strangulation death of 33-year-old Wendy Ayllon of Elgin.
Kane County prosecutors allege that on July 12, 2021, at their home in Elgin, Victor Ayllon strangled Wendy Ayllon, killing her. Elgin police took Victor Ayllon into custody on July 13, 2021.
Ayllon appeared in Kane County bond court. The judge set bail at $3 million, with 10% ($300,000) to apply for bond.
Kane County State’s Attorney Jamie Mosser thanked Elgin Police Chief Ana Lalley and the Elgin Police Department for their quick intervention and said the charges are indicative of a larger problem of domestic violence.
“The accusations against Mr. Ayllon represent the worst possible outcome of domestic violence, and why this office works so hard to end domestic abuse,” she said. “Too often, without intervention, an abusive home situation escalates into violence, and sadly, death.
Lalley credited the Elgin Police Department SWAT team, the Special Investigations Group and Major Investigations Division and patrol officers who initially responded and ensured the safety of the children involved.
“Their professionalism and dedication is what brought a quick resolution to this case,” she said.
“I want to extend my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. Ayllon,” she added. “The arrest of Mr. Ayllon happened in an expeditious manner and was due to the significant efforts by the dedicated men and women of the department. I hope that the arrest of Mr. Ayllon helps to begin the healing process for the family and friends of Mrs. Ayllon.”
The charges against Ayllon are not proof of guilt. Ayllon is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
SOURCE: Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office news release