Who is Donnie Rudd? Keith Morrison Investigates

Man charged with wife’s 1973 Barrington Township murder focus of TV special

By Tracy Swartz Chicago Tribune

A former Chicago-area attorney charged with his wife’s slaying more than four decades after her death is the subject of an Investigation Discovery special scheduled to air Sunday.

“Dateline NBC” correspondent Keith Morrison said he and his team spent “quite a while” investigating Donnie Rudd, who rose to prominence in the northwest suburbs as an attorney for condominium associations, a cable TV show host and a Schaumburg schools chief. The two-hour special — set to air at 7 p.m. — comes three months before Rudd is scheduled to stand trial for killing 19-year-old Noreen Kumeta Rudd, his wife of less than a month.

“The guy is interesting. Enigmatic, to say the least,” Morrison told the Tribune by phone about Rudd.

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