Chicagoan pleads not guilty to Quincy killing
Thu, 15 Jul 2010 14:03:36 GMT —
An October trial is scheduled for a Chicagoan who has pleaded not guilty in the shooting death of a man in the Mississippi River city of Quincy.
Twenty-eight-year-old Phillip Diaz Jr. entered the plea Wednesday in Adams County to a first-degree murder.
Diaz is accused in the May 23 shooting of Ian Barksdale outside a Quincy restaurant, after the two men had an encounter at a nightclub where Barksdale worked.
Federal marshals arrested Diaz two weeks later in Chicago.
Two other men are accused of obstructing justice for having assisted Diaz in being a fugitive.
Diaz is jailed in Quincy on $1 million bond.
Information from: The Quincy Herald-Whig, http://www.whig.com