Trial Set for Man Charged in 8 Killings

Nicholas Sheley has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in 2008 deaths

Thursday, Apr 29, 2010  |  Updated 9:45 PM CDT
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An Illinois man suspected of killing eight people in Illinois and Missouri won't face his first trial until early next year.

Knox County Judge James Stewart, prosecutors and defense attorneys for Nicholas Sheley agreed Thursday that the trial would probably be held in February or March.

Sheley has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the June 2008 death of 65-year-old Ronald Randall of Galesburg.

The 30-year-old Sheley is also charged with murder in five other deaths in Illinois and two in Missouri.

He's serving a seven-year sentence at the Pontiac Correctional Center after being convicted last year of attacking workers at the Knox County Jail while awaiting trial.

He's due back in court in June.

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