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 Election 2014, Local

Obama Offers Quinn Help; GOP Says Quinn Needs It

Fresh
Quinn and Obama

Fund-raiser for the governor Thursday

in Local

Springfield Aldermen Want to Keep Pay Flat

municipalcenter

The Springfield City Council doesn't think it, or other elected officials, should get pay raises.

in Local

Rail “Flyover” Planned Between Stanford & I-72, Though Work Still Years Away

railroad

The planning to alleviate a major freight rail traffic bottleneck is wrapping up.

in Local

Appellate Court Agrees AFSCME Workers Owed Money

afscme

An Illinois appellate court has ruled that back wages owed thousands of state government workers from 2011 to 2013 must be paid.

in Local

Boys and Girls Club Awarded Grant

boys girls club

Facility was close to shutting its door a few years ago