Brad Choat

GALESBURG, Ill. (KMOX) – The suspect arrested in Granite City for a string of murders in Illinois and Missouri several years ago will spend the rest of his life in prison.

A Knox County judge Friday handed down the sentence to 32-year-old Nicholas Sheley for the June 2008 killing of Galesburg, Ill. resident Ronald Randall.

He also imposed a 30-year sentence for Sheley’s conviction for aggravated carjacking.

Sheley is still awaiting trial for the murder of four northern Illinois residents and two victims in Festus, Mo.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan weighed-in on Sheley’s sentencing, “Life in prison is the only appropriate sentence under Illinois law for this heinous crime committed by Nicholas Sheley. The terror and grief he caused for Mr. Randall’s family and the entire Galesburg community will take a lifetime to heal. Today’s sentencing ensures that Nicholas Sheley will pay for what he did for the remainder of his life.”

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