Brock Branson

Convicted serial killer Nicholas Sheley (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Man Convicted Of Killing 4 With Hammer

A man serving life sentences for two killings was convicted Thursday in the deaths of four others who were fatally beaten with a hammer in a northwest Illinois apartment.

05/30/2014

Nicholas Sheley

Trial Underway For Man Accused Of Killing 8

A man serving two life sentences for two killings was back in court Monday to stand trial in the deaths of four others, including a young boy.

05/20/2014

Nicholas Sheley

Jury Selection Nears End At Sheley Murder Trial

The 34-year-old Sheley pleaded not guilty in the deaths of 29-year-old Brock Branson; 20-year-old Kilynna Blake; her 2-year-old son, Dayan; and 25-year-old Kenneth Ulve.

05/19/2014

Nicholas Sheley

Man Accused In 8 Deaths Gets 2nd Life Sentence

An Illinois man accused of killing eight people from two states during a 2008 spree was given a second life sentence Wednesday, this time in the death of a 93-year-old man.

01/16/2013