MORRISON, Ill. (AP) - The next trial for twice-convicted killer Nicholas Sheley is being postponed once more.
The 34-year-old from Sterling had been set to stand trial in January in Rock Island County. But The (Sterling) Daily Gazette reports the proceedings now won't begin until the spring. Jury selection is now set for May 12, while testimony is set to begin May 19.
Sheley is facing 15 counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of 29-year-old Brock Branson, his 20-year-old fiancee, Kilynna Blake, and 2-year-old son Dayan. He will also be tried in the death of 25-year-old Kenneth Ulve. Their bodies were found in an apartment in Rock Falls in 2008.
Sheley is serving two life sentences without parole for the deaths of Russell Reed of Sterling and Ronald Randall of Galesburg.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)