A 35-year-old man serving life sentences for six Illinois slayings wants to move a murder trial that could lead to his execution to another place in Missouri.
Prosecutors in Jefferson County south of St. Louis filed notice on June 8 of their intent to press for Nicholas Sheley’s execution if he’s convicted in the Festus, Missouri, killings of Jill and Tom Estes of Sherwood, Arkansas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The residents of a small Illinois town – where the victim of an accused serial killer once lived – are finding life a bit less fearful with the help of a new police program.