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Trial of accused serial killer delayed

Thu, 17 May 2012 09:56:26 CDT
By: AP

A judge in northwestern Illinois has delayed the second trial of a man accused of killing eight people in two states. An attorney for Nicholas Sheley asked for a continuance during a hearing Wednesday in Whiteside County. The lawyer says the defense is awaiting DNA test results and that their expert won't be available for trial until at least August. The judge agreed and delayed the trial from June 11 to Sept. 10. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for June 1. Sheley is accused of killing eight people in Illinois and Missouri over several days in June 2008. He was convicted last year of killing 65 year old Ronald Randall of Galesburg. The upcoming trial is for the death of 93-year-old Russell Reed of Sterling.
Trial of accused serial killer delayed

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