GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) -- Jury selection continued with a rules violation in the Knox County case of an Illinois man accused of killing eight people during a 2008 crime spree.
WGIL-AM in Galesburg reports ( http://bit.ly/pMCuFJ )Judge James Stewart on Tuesday told a new group of prospective jurors that a member of Monday's first panel of possible jurors violated court rules. The judge said the potential juror discussed the case with someone else on anonymous phone call. Jurors are not allowed to discuss cases with anyone, except during deliberations.
Nicholas Sheley of Sterling is being tried first in the June 2008 killing of Ronald Randall of Galesburg.
Sheley also is charged in five more deaths in Illinois and two in Missouri for which he'll be tried later. He's pleaded not guilty in all cases.
Information from: WGIL-AM.