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Nicholas Sheley Indicted in Four More Killings

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Nicholas Sheley is now charged in all eight killings in Illinois and Missouri. Nicholas Sheley is now charged in all eight killings in Illinois and Missouri.
Sheley was arrested outside a bar in Granite City, Illinois after an FBI manhunt. Sheley was arrested outside a bar in Granite City, Illinois after an FBI manhunt.

By Mike Costello

GALESBURG - The man suspected in a two-state killing spree is now charged in all eight killings. 

According to the Illinois attorney general's office, a grand jury indicted Nicholas Sheley, 28, Thursday in the deaths of four people found in a Rock Falls apartment. The victims were Kilynna Blake, 20, of Cedar City, Utah - her son Dayan Blake, 2, of Cedar City, Utah - her fiancé Brock Branson, 29, of Rock Falls - and Kenneth Ulve Jr., 25, of Rock Falls. They all died of multiple blunt force trauma to the head.

Sheley is also charged in four other killings.

Ronald Randall, 65, was found behind a grocery store in Galesburg, Illinois on June 28.

Russell Reed, 93, of Sterling, was found beaten to death in the trunk of his car on June 26.

And an Arkansas couple was killed June 29 while visiting the St. Louis area for a graduation. They were staying in Festus, Missouri.

Prosecutors have decided to pursue the death penalty in one of those killings. Sheley is currently being held in Knox County Jail.

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