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|Prosecution Wants Sheley Moved to Knox County
|Three new motions have been filed Monday morning in the case of accused murder Nicholas Sheley.
A hearing was scheduled in Knox County Circuit Court to allow the motions to be filed in court and all parties to receive copies of documents, especially as Sheley has complained -- since he began representing himself -- that he has not received court documents in a timely manner.
The prosecution filed a motion to attribute the delay of trial to the defense, saying Sheley had failed to meet discovery deadlines and also an emergency motion to have the defendant transported to the Knox County Jail.
If Sheley were to be held in the jail, ensuring he gets court documents, such as filed motions, would be much easier than having them mailed to the Stateville Correctional Center where he currently resides.
Finally a motion for impeachment of defendant of prior convictions was made by the prosecution. Sheley declined to file any motions.
Judge James Stewart set another hearing to argue those motions for June 15th at 1:30.
Before ending the hearing, Sheley made a number of statements he wanted recorded into the record about the treatment he received in being transported to the courthouse Monday.
He says he nearly suffered from heat exhaustion as the air conditioning in the back of the Illinois Department of Corrections was turned off and then was denied medical attention when they arrived at the courthouse.
Judge Stewart allowed the comments but did not address them in court.
Sheley is accused of the 2008 bludgeoning death of 65 year old Galesburg resident Ronald Randall.
|06 07 11 by Newsroom
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