O'Connor sentences #Sheley to four consecutive life terms without parole. They will run consecutively to his other sentences

MORRISON, Ill. — Nicholas Sheley, serving life sentences for two killings in Illinois, was sentenced today to four consecutive life terms without parole for the deaths of four others.

The sentencing hearing took place this morning Whiteside County Court. He was convicted in May of murder for fatally beating three people and a 2-year-old with a hammer in a northwest Illinois apartment.

The terms will run consecutively to his other sentences.

The killings were part of a series of crimes authorities say Sheley committed in the summer of 2008, stretching from his hometown of Sterling, Illinois, south to St. Louis.

Sheley already is serving life sentences for the deaths of two Illinois men that June. He is due to be tried next in Missouri for the deaths of an Arkansas couple.

(6) comments

Klaatu
Klaatu

I disagree. I am not "into" symbolism in prosecutions. It doesn't matter to me that he has a conviction on his record for this person or that person. I am only interested in the bottom line, the end result, and it would have been better to send him to Missouri immediately. I will promise you that Illinois won't let Missouri execute him. That will be a condition of his extradition, they will want him back to lock him up and keep him alive as long as possible. Watch and see.

TruthOnlyBeTold
TruthOnlyBeTold

"Watch and see."

I'll do that. I hope you are wrong.

Xochitl
Xochitl

Boy, you don't have a clue! Symbolism? You see the criminal justice system as symbolism? He committed several murders in this state. Impacted many, many lives. We have not only a right, but an obligation to pursuer justice for the citizens of Illinois, and for the families he has impacted. Trust me when I say there will be NO agreement not to execute. His execution will be a cause of jubilation for those familiar with the case.

TruthOnlyBeTold
TruthOnlyBeTold

Next stop....Missouri! Hopefully it's a one-way trip. They've executed 7 so far this year....so they're not squeamish about handing down a death sentence.

Klaatu
Klaatu

Geez. They should have let Missouri try and execute him first, saving the state of Illinois a stinkload of money.

TruthOnlyBeTold
TruthOnlyBeTold

That's true, it would have saved Illinois a lot of money, but if you were to ask the friends and relatives of the Illinois victims, I bet they would tell you they did this the right way. I hope that if they decide to put this monster to death, that they invite the relatives of the Illinois victims to watch.

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