East Dubuque man pleads guilty to murder of stepdaughter

An East Dubuque man accused of the murder of his stepdaughter pleaded guilty in Jo Daviess court to several charges including first-degree murder.

On Thursday, October 24, 2013, 41-year-old Terry Abbas was charged with the murder of Chyenne Kircher, according to a report by KCRG. Abbas pleaded guilty to six charges, three of which were first-degree murder.

Court records show that in September of 2013, Abbas was charged with two counts of murder. Court records show an offense date of October 13, 2011, which is the same date Chyenne Kircher allegedly vanished from her East Dubuque home.

KCRG reported that Abbas admitted in Jo Davies County court that he “killed and sexually abused Chyenne Kircher, burying her body behind a home he lived in with Chyenne, Chyenne’s mother and brother.”

Sentencing for Abbas will be on December 6, according to the report. He is facing life in prison without parole.