News

Decatur Man Charged with Attempted Murder of Woman, Fetus

Decatur Man Charged with Attempted Murder of Woman, Fetus

Photo: clipart.com

Charges were filed against a Decatur man in the shooting of his pregnant girlfriend and the fetus.

Justin Q. Buckley is being held in the Macon County Jail in lieu of $750,000 on attempted first-degree murder and attempted homicide of an unborn child charges. The woman is hospitalized in serious condition and the baby, born prematurely, is in good condition.

Decatur Police Detective Joe Patton says Buckley told authorities he found his girlfriend covered with blood and walking along a street. Patton says Buckley confessed to the shootings after being confronted with evidence he and the victim argued about his alleged infidelity.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Illinois Basketball Museum to Open in Pontiac

basketball

A museum dedicated to Illinois basketball glory will open to fans by 2016.

in Local

Effingham Cross Draws Nearly 10k Visitors

cross_crossroads

9,479 people visited the Cross at the Crossroads.

in Local

Illinois Threatens to Withhold Funds if School Districts Don’t Test

Student Testing

Chicago Public Schools have already declined to offer the PARCC assessment tests.

in Local

Springfield Teen Taken Charged in Tuttle Murder

policetape2

A 16 year old Springfield youth has been charged with First Degree Murder in Tuttle's death.

in Local

Durbin Introduces Bill to End Cuban Travel Ban

durbin

The travel ban has been in effect since 1960, ostensibly as a way to prevent Americans from supporting the Castro communist regime.