Archive for Friday, November 4, 2011

Rural Lawrence man ordered to stand trial in shooting death of cousin

November 4, 2011


A 68-year-old rural Lawrence man has been ordered to stand trial on charges of first-degree murder in connection with a shooting of a family member in a soybean field northwest of Champaign, Ill.

Gerard James appeared on Friday in Champaign County Circuit Court for a preliminary hearing. He is charged with shooting his 80-year-old cousin to death, and faces up to life in prison.

James has pleaded not guilty to the charges, and has requested a jury trial.


Kristine Bailey 6 years ago

Hey Harley, he's our neighbor. On a side note, the asphalt in front of his house on 458 has cracked and sunk down, I am not kidding.

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