Gaege Bethune

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WSIL reports a judge Monday morning vacated the first-degree murder conviction against Gaege Bethune.

A jury convicted the Eldorado man in June of first-degree murder for the death of former SIU-C student Pravin Varughese.

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A new defense attorney for the man convicted in the 2014 death of a Southern Illinois University Carbondale student has won a delay in his sentencing as he aims to have the conviction thrown out.

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A jury has convicted a man of first-degree murder in the February 2014 death of a Southern Illinois University student.

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Closing arguments are set to begin Thursday in the murder trial of the man accused of killing an SIU student in 2014.

The Southern Illinoisan reports the defense team for 23-year-old Gaege Bethune intended to rest Wednesday afternoon.

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The trial of a man accused in the 2014 death of a Southern Illinois University student continues in Jackson County.

In opening statements Wednesday, Special Prosecutor David Robinson told the jury Gaege Bethune committed two crimes in February 2014 - aggravated battery and robbery. Those crimes led to the death of Pravin Varughese.

A juror picked to hear the trial of a man accused in the 2014 death of a Southern Illinois University student asked to be excused, delaying the start of testimony.

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The trial of a man accused in the 2014 death of a Southern Illinois University student is scheduled to get underway.

The attorney for a man accused in the 2014 death of a Southern Illinois University student from suburban Chicago says he will file a motion for a change of venue.

The Southern Illinoisan reports Attorney Michael Wepsiec on Friday told Jackson County Circuit Judge Mark Clarke that social media discussions are part of his basis for moving the trial of Gaege Bethune.