A jury has found a Decatur man guilty of first-degree murder in a August 2017 death that prosecutors said involved a drug deal. The jury rejected a charge of armed robbery.
Demaje Robinson-Potts, 23 of Danville, has been sentenced to 108 months in prison for distributing crystal methamphetamine and fentanyl together with his brother and codefendant, D'Vaughnte Robinson, on Sept. 16, 2020.
Family and friends of Jelani Day gathered in Danville for a graveside service, but his mother said the fight to find out what happened to her son is not over.
The woman told police the man had battered her previously; records show he pleaded guilty to a domestic battery charge last month.
The 36-year-old thought he was talking to the teenager, but police had taken over her phone to gather evidence, according to a sworn affidavit.
Extra police officers were assigned to Belleville East and Belleville West High Schools on Thursday after a threatening post was circulated on social media.
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Andy R. McCulley III, recently convicted along with his father of beating and robbing a homeless Decatur man, was booked on a preliminary charge of throwing a knife into his dad's back.
Hallie Bezner, attorney for Day’s family, also told The Pantagraph: “I think that people read between the lines to try to have some conspiracy that doesn't exist."
A 2-year-old girl and five other people were shot late Friday afternoon on the city’s South Side.
The man's body was found surrounded by garbage and other filth prosecutors said contributed to his death.
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BLOOMINGTON — A change.org petition asking for state and federal authorities to investigate the death of Illinois State University graduate student Jelani Day has gathered nearly 15,000 signatures.
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