Nigel Generally sentenced in murder of Tyler Hoppe

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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (KSDK) - A 21-year-old man was sentenced Thursday after admitting to killing an Alton man in December 2011, the Madison County State's Attorney's Office said.

Nigel Generally was sentenced to 33 years in prison for the murder of Tyler Hoppe. Because he was charged with murder, Generally must serve the entire sentence.

Hoppe was found in his vehicle outside his home on Hampton on December 7, 2011. He'd been shot one time and later died at Alton Memorial Hospital.

Generally was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshal's service December 22, 2011. He and 20-year-old Larry Belk were each charged with first-degree murder and attempted armed robbery.

A third person, 21-year-old Hosie Burgess Jr. of Alton, Illinois, was later arrested and charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted armed robbery.

Generally pleaded guilty to first-degree murder on April 8, 2013.

Belk's case is still pending.

No word on the progress of Burgess' case.

KSDK

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