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Fifth District affirms denial of post-conviction relief for man accused of murder

By Charmaine Little | Jun 14, 2019

MOUNT VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court affirmed St. Clair County Circuit Judge Zina R. Cruse's ruling denying a petition for post-conviction relief field by a man who was sentenced to 23 years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree murder.

No order entered yet on Monsanto good faith finding in settlement of 11K pollution claims

By Record News | May 29, 2019

BELLEVILLE – Monsanto has answered questions of Fifth District appellate judges about settlement of 11,256 pollution claims, Bruce Cook argued for Monsanto at a May 22 hearing.

Appellate court denies appeal in attempted murder case

By Payton Kuhn | May 28, 2019

MOUNT VERNON, Ill. – A panel of judges denied an appeal from Gregory Nelson, who was convicted of an attempted first-degree murder of officer William Owen in June 2015, further reinstating his 50-year sentence in a May 16 ruling.

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