Murder Trial

St. Clair County Jury Finds Defendant Not Guilty in Cold Case Murder

53-year-old Carlos Garrett had been charged with first degree murder in the 1989 fatal beating of Nicole Willis.


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Jury Selection Nears End at Sheley Trial

Jury selection continues in the trial of a man accused of killing eight people in 2008.


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Second Conviction For Man In East St. Louis Robbery Killing

Gregory Muse had first conviction overturned due to judge that presided over it.


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Evidence Tampering At Center Of Man’s Third Murder Trial

Missouri Supreme Court tossed out conviction two months ago.



Babysitter Gets 12 Years in Death of Toddler

The Missouri woman pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child. She told investigators she was drunk when she decided to take her 15 month old nephew swimming.


Nicholas Sheley

Sheley Won’t Testify at Murder Trial

Testimony is over at the second trial of a 33-year-old man accused of killing eight people in Illinois and Missouri in 2008.


Nicholas Sheley

Opening Arguments Set To Begin In Sheley Trial

Sheley still faces trial in 6 other murders, including two from Festus, MO.


Clay Waller

Murder Trial For Clay Waller Set

Judge sets trial for September 2013.


Kimberly Ellen Vaughn, 34, center, poses on June 9, 2007 with husband, Christopher Vaughn, left, and her three children Cassandra Ellen Vaughn, 11, lower left, Blake Philip Vaughn, 8, lower center and Abigayle Elizabeth Vaughn, 12,  on Kimberly's graduation day from from Phoenix University. Kimberly and the children, from Oswego, Ill., were found shot to death in a sport utility vehicle just off a highway Thursday, June 14, 2007, in Channahon, Ill. Christopher Vaughn, 32, was also shot, but survived. (Family photo).

Vaughn’s Murder Trial Wraps Up

Christopher Vaughn ended the testimony phase of the trial Tuesday by telling the judge that he did not wish to testify in his own defense.


Nicholas Sheley

Next Nicholas Sheley Murder Trial On Hold

Murder suspect captured in Granite City, Ill. in 2008 is accused of killing a Sterling, Ill. man and seven others in two states.



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