Alabama man convicted of killing 3 in SW Illinois in 2019

An Alabama man has been convicted of killing three folks in southwestern Illinois throughout a multistate crime spree

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — An Alabama man was convicted Friday of killing three folks in southwestern Illinois throughout a multistate crime spree.

A jury in Madison County wanted lower than an hour to return the decision in opposition to Brady Witcher, who faces a compulsory sentence of life in jail.

Shari Yates, 59, son Andrew “A.J.” Brooks, 30, and John McMillian, 32, have been fatally shot in 2019 at a home in Bethalto, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast of St. Louis.

“It was a darkish day when (Witcher) and his co-defendant drove into our group, fleeing crimes in a number of different states, and destroyed so many lives,” State’s Attorney Tom Haine stated.

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Brittany McMillan, who has ties to the Bethalto space, was with Witcher through the homicides. She pleaded responsible in December.

McMillan and Witcher have been residing in Birmingham, Alabama, earlier than hitting the highway. They have been arrested in Hazelwood, Missouri, and likewise had stopped in Tennessee.

Assistant State’s Attorney Lauren Maricle stated Witcher needed Yates’ automobile.

“He methodically executed each single human being at that house,” she stated.

Defense legal professional Steve Griffen tried to pin the blame on McMillan, claiming there was no direct proof that Witcher entered the home. Prosecutors, nevertheless, tied the gun to Witcher and stated he made incriminating statements on the jail.


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