|The man charged with eight deaths in two states and has been convicted already of two of them will see his third trial get moved closer to home.
Records in Whiteside County Circuit Court indicate that a judge recently granted a Change of Venue for Sheley's third trial, and second that would have been held in Whiteside County.
The judge ruled that the case will be moved to the Quad Cities. Rock Island County is also in the 14th Judicial Circuit.
Sheley was convicted in 2011 for the bludgeoning death of 65-year old Ronald Randall. He was then convicted last year in the death of 93-year old Russell Reed of Sterling, and will now stand trial for the deaths of four people in a Rock Falls apartment. All the deaths occurred in late-June of 2008, including the deaths of an Arkansas couple in Missouri.
Galesburg's Jeremy Karlin is remaining as Sheley's legal counsel. Change of venue motions in the first two trials were denied. Karlin says intense media coverage in Whiteside County would make it impossible to pick a fair jury there.
But many Quad Cities television stations covered the trial, and the trial is now moving into their backyard.
It's scheduled to start October 15th.