Belleville city worker fired after slaying -

Belleville city worker fired after slaying

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- A man accused with his son in the drive-by shooting of a teenager has been fired from his job as a Belleville city sanitation worker.
   Mayor Mark Eckert wrote in a termination letter that 42-year-old Marlon Fluker committed "gross misconduct" and "reflected adversely on the city" through charges tied to Marquise Griffin's death July 11.
   Fluker is charged with mob action and unlawfully possessing a weapon, both misdemeanors. His 22-year-old son, Marlon Fluker Jr., is charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 15-year-old Griffin, who was a Belleville West High School student.
   The elder Fluker had been a driver with the city sanitation department for five years.
   He has pleaded not guilty. Court records don't show whether his son has an attorney.
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