Madison County State's Attorney Files First-Degree Murder Charges Against 16- And 17-Year-Old
Posted by Bluangel on June 8, 2020, 6:16 pm
EDWARDSVILLE - First-degree murder charges have been filed against a 16-year-old and 17-year-old following a shooting which occurred on June 4, 2020, Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons said. |
Deandre J. Richardson (d.o.b. 6/6/03) and Nicholas Rickman II (d.o.b. 5/24/04) are both charged with three counts of First-Degree Murder, (Class M felonies) and Armed Robbery (Class X felony). Under Illinois State Statute, an individual 16 years of age or older who commits the offense of First Degree Murder is charged as an adult. Richardson and Rickman are both Granite City residents.
At 10:33 p.m. on June 5, 2020, the Granite City Police Department responded to the 2500 block of Madison Avenue in Granite City for a report of shots fired. When officers arrived, they located a black male victim unconscious at the scene with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was later identified as 18-year-old Sean D. Williams of Granite City, IL.
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