Murder http://peoriapublicradio.org en Mistress takes the stand at Leuthold trial http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/mistress-takes-stand-leuthold-trial <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The murder trial of Nathan </span>Leuthold<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> continued Wednesday with testimony from the woman he allegedly was having an affair with. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex </span>Rusciano<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports the 20-year-old Lithuanian sponsor student was granted immunity in exchange for her testimony:</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 02:08:33 +0000 Alex Rusciano 26584 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Mistress takes the stand at Leuthold trial Jury selection begins in third murder trial of Nicholas Sheley http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/jury-selection-begins-third-murder-trial-nicholas-sheley <div>Under heavy security in Rock Island, jury selection began this week for the third murder trial of Nicholas Sheley. The 34-year-old from Sterling is currently serving two life sentences for murder. And he's now standing trial on charges that six years ago, he killed four people in Whiteside County.</div><div> Tue, 13 May 2014 11:23:40 +0000 Michelle O'Neill 23217 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Jury selection begins in third murder trial of Nicholas Sheley Police arrest man in death of nightclub owner http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/police-arrest-man-death-nightclub-owner <p>Peoria Police have arrested a 29-year-old man in connection with the murder of a nightclub owner. &nbsp;Bryan J. Stewart is charged with murder and aggravated arson in the death of Todd Scholl. &nbsp;Scholl sustained multiple stab wounds and died prior to a fire in a downtown storage area last week. &nbsp;He owned two bars, Berlin and Diesel, on Main Street.</p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 22:35:39 +0000 Alex Rusciano 13174 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Police arrest man in death of nightclub owner Judge allows DNA testing in Savory murder case http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/judge-allows-dna-testing-savory-murder-case <p></p><div>A Peoria County judge is allowing new DNA technology to be used in a 36-year-old double murder case. Johnnie Lee Savory was convicted of a gruesome double-murder that happened when he was 14.</div><p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 21:33:13 +0000 Alex Rusciano 10014 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Judge allows DNA testing in Savory murder case Five people murdered in Manchester http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/five-people-murdered-manchester <p>A longtime pastor in the small, west central Illinois community of Manchester says he’s trying to figure out what to tell parishioners on Sunday after five people were murdered Wednesday morning just blocks away from the church. The suspected gunman is also dead, following a chase and shootout with police. Illinois Public Radio’s Amanda Vinicky has more.</p><p></p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:45:07 +0000 Denise Molina 4560 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Five people murdered in Manchester Concerns for Menard Correctional Center http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/concerns-menard-correctional-center <p></p><div>An Illinois prison watchdog group says conditions are tense at Menard Correctional Center, in southern Illinois. Wednesday a man was charged with murdering his cell-mate last month. IPR's Brian Mackey has more.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That was the third inmate murder at </span>Menard<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> this year.</span></div><div>The prison has more than 3,600 men well over the capacity for which it was designed. And it's a rough crowd, with more than half the inmates in for murder.</div><div>John Maki, director of the prison-monitoring John Howard Association, says that combination is at the heart of Menard's long list of problems.</div><div> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:59:08 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 4529 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Concerns for Menard Correctional Center Push for new DNA testing in Savory murder case http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/push-new-dna-testing-savory-murder-case <p></p><div>The legal team representing Johnny Savory was back in a Peoria Courtroom Thursday. The Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth and Northwestern Law Students are asking, among other things, to have new DNA technology applied to the blood evidence in the 36-year-old double murder cases for which Savory is convicted. Savory was 14 years-old at the time of the gruesome murders of 14-year-old James Robinson and 19-year-old Connie Cooper. He was paroled in 2006. Savory contends his conviction was unjust:&nbsp;</div><div> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 04:42:55 +0000 Alex Rusciano 2492 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Push for new DNA testing in Savory murder case Prosecutors detail possible motive in Leuthold murder http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/prosecutors-detail-possible-motive-leuthold-murder <p>The Peoria man who allegedly murdered his wife on Valentine's Day was seeing a young Lithuanian woman in the United States. &nbsp;Multiple media outlets are reporting that was the message during a 20-minute bond-hearing for Nathan Leuthold. Prosecutors say Leuthold met the woman in Chicago about 20 times and also bought her clothes. A Peoria Police Detective also reportedly told prosecutors that they found a handwritten note believed to be from Leuthold’s wife, Denise. The note said she knew he wanted her dead and running around with a 20-year-old was making her look bad. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 01:54:28 +0000 Alex Rusciano 2148 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Prosecutors detail possible motive in Leuthold murder Investigation continues in Leuthold murder http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/investigation-continues-leuthold-murder <p></p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 00:15:10 +0000 Tanya Koonce 1158 at http://peoriapublicradio.org