Rockford man threw knife at meat plant coworker, killing him, officials say

Ler Htoo, 27, of northwest suburban Rockford, is charged with one count of felony involuntary manslaughter after prosecutors said he recklessly threw a meat knife at a coworker, striking him in the chest and killing him.

Kane County prosecutors said on Aug. 2, Htoo was at his job at a meat plant in northwest suburban Hampshire when he allegedly threw a meat knife at his coworker, 22-year-old Ai Moo Say, striking him and causing a wound near his heart that resulted in his death.

Htoo appeared in court Friday morning, where bail was set at $100,000 with a 10 percent, or $10,000, bond.

He next appears in court on Aug. 9. He currently remains in custody at Kane County Jail.

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