Nicholas Sheley has been found guilty in the murder of a 93-year-old Sterling man. A Whiteside County jury took less than three hours today to convict Sheley of the June 2008 murder of Russell Reed.
This is the second murder trial in which Sheley has been found guilty: he’s accused of murdering a total of eight people during a two-state spree in 2008. He was sentenced to life in prison last year in the murder of Ronald Reed of Galesburg.
Prosecutors said Sheley was desperate for money to buy cocaine when he killed Reed.