Murder

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Mt. Vernon Police Dept.

A 10th and final defendant has been sentenced in connection with a 2017 murder in Mt. Vernon.

Police say Deon Frazier was sentenced to four years in prison for attempted robbery and attempted home invasion in the attempted robbery and shooting death of Deandray Jackson.

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Jackson County State's Attorney

A grand jury has returned an indictment charging a Carbondale man with murder.

The Jackson County State's Attorney says 24-year-old Judious Kizeart is charged with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of armed robbery, one count of robbery and one count of criminal cannabis conspiracy.

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Saline Co. Sheriff's Dept.

A prosecutor says a southern Illinois physician charged with killing his estranged wife and destroying her body will have his trial delayed because of questions over his fitness to stand trial.

A man charged in the 2010 kidnapping and death of a 15-year-old girl in southern Illinois has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

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Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Dept.

A Jefferson County man is accused of killing his brother.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says it arrested 36-year-old Matthew Sloan of rural Mt. Vernon on Wednesday.

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Williamson Co. State's Attorney

A Williamson County jury has found Jack Thomas, Jr. guilty of first-degree murder.

The Williamson County State's Attorney's office says jurors Monday convicted Thomas of murdering Michael Reed of Marion in 2015.

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Union County Sheriff's Dept.

A man wanted for murder in southwest Indiana was arrested over the weekend in southern Illinois.

Union County officials say 35-year-old Jacob Louis Wilson is in custody on a Gibson County, Indiana warrant charging him with one count of murder.

Two men accused of killing a Carbondale musician in 2016 will go to trial next month.

Bethune Pleads Not Guilty in Varughese Case

Jul 18, 2017
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Daily Egyptian

The man accused of killing a student from SIU-Carbondale in 2014 entered his plea in Jackson County Court.

The Daily Egyptian reports Gaege Bethune pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two counts of first-degree murder of SIU-C student Pravin Varughese.

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Craighead County, AR Sheriffs Office

The man accused of shooting a Williamson County teenager last month in northeast Carbondale is now in custody.

Carbondale Police say 22-year-old Jarrell Pullen of Carbondale was arrested Tuesday in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

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Mt. Vernon Police

An 18-year-old is charged in connection with a shooting death in Mt. Vernon.

The Mt. Vernon Police Department says members of the United States Marshall's Service in Springfield took Lekedrieon Russell into custody on Monday. He is charged with First Degree Murder in the January 20th death of Deandray Jackson.

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Mt. Vernon Police

Two people have been arrested in connection with a murder in Jefferson County.

The Mt. Vernon Police Department says the 17-year-old male is charged with armed robbery and mob action related to the homicide of Deandray Jackson.

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Jackson County State's Attorney

A man convicted of killing a southeast Missouri woman and leaving her body along a southern Illinois road has been sentenced.

The Jackson County State's Attorney's office says 31-year-old Brandon Banks of Cape Girardeau received a 103-year prison term.

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Saline Co. Sheriff's Office

A Harrisburg doctor accused of murdering his estranged wife is now charged with plotting to kidnap the Saline County State's Attorney.

Watson Fire Department

The mother of 7-year-old murder victim Willow Long has been charged with obstructing police.