June Trial Still On for Man Suspected in 8 Deaths

8 years 6 months 3 days ago Friday, May 20 2011 May 20, 2011 Friday, May 20, 2011 4:26:38 PM CDT May 20, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) - A judge has denied a request by prosecutors to delay next month's trial for an Illinois man suspected of killing eight people in two states in June 2008.

According to the Register-Mail newspaper in Galesburg, Knox County Circuit Court Judge James Stewart on Friday said there is no legal reason not to try Nicholas Sheley on June 20 in the death of 65-year-old Ronald Randall of Galesburg.

Prosecutors had argued in a motion that more than 100 witnesses may be called and not all may be ready by June 20. Sheley is being allowed to represent himself in the case of Randall's death.

Sheley is also charged with murder in five other Illinois deaths and the killings of two people in Missouri. Trials in those deaths have not been set.

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