Convicted murderer Nicholas Sheley has received his second life sentence. Sheley was sentenced Wednesday to natural life in prison without parole for the 2008 murder of 93-year-old Russell Reed of Sterling.
Nicholas Sheley says his right to a speedy trial has been violated in his Whiteside County case. Sheley was arrested in 2008 following a killing spree in Illinois and Missouri.
A delay will be requested for the upcoming murder trial of convicted killer Nicholas T. Sheley of Sterling.
Defense attorney Jeremy Karlin, of Galesburg, will ask Rock Island Circuit Judge F. Michael Meersman, at a hearing Friday for the fourth delay in Sheley’s first Whiteside County murder trial.
The case, scheduled to go to trial Sept. 10, also would be the first test of active news media presence in a Whiteside County court under the cameras-in-the-courtroom initiative of the Illinois Supreme Court.