Two Collinsville men were charged Monday with robbing and killing a Granite City teen.
Vincent R.J. Blue, 21, was charged with one count of first degree murder and one count of armed robbery. Javeon D. Hawkins, 16, was charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of armed robbery.
The victim, 19-year-old Stephen Nemsky, was shot in the neck Thursday night. Madison County Sheriff’s Capt. Brad Wells said that Nemsky had planned to meet Blue and Hawkins to buy marijuana. But at a news conference, Wells added, “It’s our belief that the two suspects were planning to rob the victim before he even got down there.”