Two charged in connection to murder of man found burned in Madison, Illinois

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Posted on February 15, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 21 at 11:05 PM

Madison, IL

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(KMOV) – Two suspects were charged Tuesday in connection to the death of a 30-year-old man found dead and severely burned lying next to a dumpster near Kohl and Race Street in Madison, Illinois last Friday.

The victim, Christopher Scott, was last seen alive on February 6.

The suspects have been identified as Ernest Smith and Marquan Prete. They are 38 and 17 years old, respectively. Both suspects are charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action.

Officials say that the investigation led them to the suspects in St. Louis County.

Bond for the suspects was set at $750,000.

The case will now be turned over to the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis for further investigation.

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