Murder Ink

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2013 Murders

#1 Elizabeth Jamison, Kankakee (City), Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013.
Updated by kankakeegazette.com 7-19-2013
Charged: Nowlan-Mccue, Kimberly L 0735000 murder/intent to kill/injure
Jury trial dates set: Pre-trial 8/20/2013; Jury Trial 10-21-2013.
For current status of case, search:
Kankakee County Circuit Clerk E-Access, Online Court Case Searches, Case# 2013 CF 000001

#2 Antonio Smith, Pembroke, Kankakee County, Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Updated by kankakeegazette.com 7-19-2013

Two Defendants are in the Kankakee County Circuit Court records, charged in separate court cases:

Charged: Case#: 2013 CF 000096 Edwards, Curtis J.
Case Type: CF – FELONY
Initiating Action: L 0010560 MOB ACTION/FORCE/2+ PERSONS
Case Status: Open
File Date: 03/07/2013
This case has been continued 6 (six) times since the arraignment.
Case Judge: ELLIOTT, KATHY
Next Event: 08-29-2013.
For current status of case, search:
Kankakee County Circuit Clerk E-Access, Online Court Case Searches, Case# 2013 CF 000096
Charged: Case#: 2013 CF 000120 Tucker, Javon K.
Case Type: CF – FELONY
Initiating Action:HOME INVASION/CAUSE INJURY – 9 (nine) charges filed
Case Status: Open
File Date:03/11/2013
This case has been continued 4 (four) times since the arraignment.
Case Judge:ELLIOTT, KATHY
Next Event: 08/22/2013
For current status of case, search:
Kankakee County Circuit Clerk E-Access, Online Court Case Searches, Case# 2013 CF 000120
Note: Defendant Brandin D. Moore appeared in court on April 8, 2013, pleading not guilty (Daily Journal April 9, 2013), the same day as Curtis J. Edwards. But as of July 19, 2013, Mr. Moore’s name was not found on the Circuit Court case records on this case or on any separate case related to Antonio Smith’s murder.
#3 Orlando C. Wilson, Kankakee (City), Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Updated by kankakeegazette.com 7-19-2013
Investigation open: Police are investigating and ask anyone with knowledge of the incident to contact 815-933-0426 or Crime Stoppers at 815-93CRIME.
#4 Nelson Williams Jr., Kankakee (City), Thursday, June 27, 2013
Updated by kankakeegazette.com 7-19-2013

Mr. Williams was attacked Monday, June 24, 2013. He died three days later.

Charged: Case# 2013 CF 000272 Taylor, Kamron T.
Case Type: CF – FELONY
Initiating Action: ATTEMPTED MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE
Case Status: Open
File Date: 6/26/2013
Case Judge: ELLIOTT, KATHY
Next Event: 09/05/2013

For current status of case, search:
Kankakee County Circuit Clerk E-Access, Online Court Case Searches, Case# 2013 CF 000272

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