A QCA killer is back on trial. Nicholas Sheley is charged with murdering 8 people in Illinois and Missouri back in 2008.
He's already been convicted in the death of a Galesburg man. The trial began Monday in Whiteside County, both the prosecution and defense began with opening statements. The prosecution started by giving jurors a timeline of how they think the events played out in the death of 93–year-old Russell Reed. They touched on a letter they say Sheley wrote, admitting to the crime.
When Sheley's attorney addressed the jury, he asked them not to convict his client, just because he was charged.
Seven witnesses testified today, including one of Reed's sons, but some of the most compelling testimony came from the first deputy on the scene. He says he found Sheley's abandoned car at the crime scene.
The trial picks back up again Tuesday morning. We'll have full coverage at 5 and 6. We'll also have updates on our facebook and twitter from inside the courtroom.