Southern Illinois accused of trying to kill 2 during robbery - KMOV.com

Southern Illinois accused of trying to kill 2 during robbery

BENTON, Illinois (KMOV) -- A Benton, Illinois man was arrested on Thursday after he allegedly tried to murder two people.

Byron D. Kirkland, 61, was charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery and aggravated battery

Police said Kirkland on Sunday robbed Jacqueline Hicks, 75,  and Herschel Matheny, 82, and tried to killed them.
 
He is currently being held at the Massac County Jail on a $1.5 million bond.

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