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Spree killer's prison life to be used as evidence

GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) -- A judge has ruled records on how a man accused of killing eight people has been incarcerated in Knox County Jail turned over to defense lawyers.

Judge James Stewart on Wednesday denied a motion by prosecutors to throw out a subpoena seeking documents related to security measures taken since Nicholas Sheley has been jailed.

In arguing to quash the subpoena, prosecutors claimed defense attorney Jeremy Karlin was on a "fishing expedition." Karlin claimed how Sheley has been treated could come up in sentencing if he's convicted.

The judge previously gave Karlin 30 days to discuss with Sheley and report on the defendant's expressed desire to plead guilty to killing 65-year-old Ronald Randall of Galesburg in June 2008. That, so far, has not been done.

Sheley is charged with murder in seven other killings the same month -- two in Missouri and five in Illinois.

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