Judge refuses dismissal of homicide charges for man who killed pregnant woman and three sons

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A judge has refused to dismiss reckless homicide charges filed against a northern Illinois man for a 2017 crash that killed a pregnant woman and her three sons. Prosecutors allege Sean Woulfe sped through a stop sign in Beecher and slammed into a car carrying Lindsey Schmidt of Beecher and her children. In seeking dismissal of the charges, lawyers for the 27-year-old Woulfe claimed a sheriff’s deputy provided misleading information to a grand jury about the crash.