Sheley indicted in Ill. slaying, home invasion

The man suspected of eight killings in a two-state spree in June has been indicted by a Whiteside County jury in the slaying of a 93-year-old Sterling man and the invasion of an elderly woman's home.

The 14-count indictment accuses Nicholas Sheley of first-degree murder in the June 23 death of Russell Reed. Sheley also is charged with home invasion, burglary and robbery for allegedly storming Janice Wilson's Sterling home on June 14.

The indictment replaces a criminal complaint Sheley already had faced in the crimes.

Sheley is jailed in Knox County, where he's accused in the June 28 bludgeoning of Ronald Randall in Galesburg.

He's also accused in Missouri's Jefferson County of slaying an Arkansas couple, and he's being investigated in the killings of four people in Rock Falls.