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|Sheley's Wife Takes the Stand
|UPDATED 3:00pm 9/14/11 Some dramatic testimony Wednesday afternoon in the case of accused spree killer Nicholas Sheley, as Sheley's wife took the stand.
Sheley's wife Holly was granted immunity from prosecution by the state, as long as she didn't lie regarding Nick Sheley's case. Holly Sheley says she was at a friend's Sterling home the night of June 28th, 2008 when around 11:30pm, Nick walked in the door, after allegedly killing 65-year old Ronald Randall. Holly Sheley says Nick showed up at the home, taking her for what he said would be an hour.
Holly Sheley says after riding for a few minutes with Nick in the pickup truck he allegedly stole from Randall, she discovered a cold, wet feeling. She determined she was sitting in blood. They continued to drive to an area behind the Rock Falls Holiday Inn, where they allegedly went to a bench in a canal area and had sex. Holly Sheley says she didn't want to have sex with Nick at the time, and claims that she was scared and confused, and didn't know what Nick's state of mind was.
Holly Sheley was later dropped off at Nick's sister's home in Rock Falls, where she asked for another pair of pants to change into.
Under cross-examination, Sheley confirmed that she didn't tell police about the incident until about a year later, and also again confirmed she had multiple felony convictions, saying she didn't get out of prison for the last conviction until earlier this year.
Holly Sheley identified Nick in what turned out to be a series of surveillance camera photos from earlier that night.
She also admitted she tried to collect a CrimeStoppers award after Nick's arrest, saying she was the "biggest part" of the arrest, and that "they wouldn't have caught him without my help."
Holly Sheley is now off the witness stand.
|09 14 11 by Newsroom
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