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|Randall Inquest Canceled Before it Starts
|A Knox County Coroner's Jury was scheduled Tuesday night to rule on the death of a Galesburg man that eventually led to the arrest of an alleged spree killer, but the inquest was later canceled.
As part of an already-scheduled coroner's inquest Tuesday night, a jury was to deliberate on the death of 65-year old Ronald Randall, but Knox County Coroner Mark Thomas later sent notification that the particular inquest in question was canceled at the request of Knox County State's Attorney John Pepmeyer and the Illinois Attorney General's Office.
Randall was allegedly killed in late-June at the hands of 29-year old Nicholas Sheley, accused of seven other murders spread out between Whiteside County, Illinois, and rural St. Louis.
Sheley allegedly beat Randall to death, and left his body behind the East Main Street Hy Vee store, before stealing his pickup truck.
Sheley is in the Knox County Jail on $10-million bond, facing ten first-degree murder and seven other felony charges in connection to that death, and will likely face prosecution in the other murders once his court case here is complete.
A court hearing in Sheley's case is scheduled for Friday morning.
The Coroner's Jury did rule the death in June of 2007 of 33-year old Christa Galbreath to be an accident due to an overdose of morphine, after investigators found needles and morphine vials in her Williamsfield home.
The jury also ruled the death of 54-year old Kevin Cain of Williamsfield an accident, after his motorcycle was hit by a pickup truck trying to pass another car in late-June of this year on Route 150 near Oak Run.
|10 28 08 by Newsroom
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