|The Illinois Supreme Court ruled that Scott English, a Kewanee man convicted of murdering his girlfriend's 3 year-old daughter in 1995, will stay in prison.
"He filed a post-conviction petition because some new cases had come out saying that aggravated battery of a child cannot form the basis of a federal murder charge," said Terry Patton, Henry County State's Attorney.
According to Patton, English has no more appeals in Illinois but if he felt his constitutional rights were infringed on he could take it to the Supreme Court, which he says is unlikely.
"He killed a little 3 year old girl. Those people, they don't need to be out walking the streets. They need to be locked up," Patton said.
(Illinois Radio Network)