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Two charged in connection to murder of man found burned in Madison, Illinois

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Ernest Lamont Smith, 38, was charged Tuesday in connection to the death of Christopher Scott of St. Louis. Scott's body was found badly burned near a dumpster in Madison, Illinois on Friday, Feb 11, 2011. By KMOV Web Producer Ernest Lamont Smith, 38, was charged Tuesday in connection to the death of Christopher Scott of St. Louis. Scott's body was found badly burned near a dumpster in Madison, Illinois on Friday, Feb 11, 2011. By KMOV Web Producer
Marquan Prete, 17, was charged Tuesday in connection to the death of Christopher Scott of St. Louis. Scott's body was found badly burned near a dumpster in Madison, Illinois on Friday, Feb 11, 2011. By KMOV Web Producer Marquan Prete, 17, was charged Tuesday in connection to the death of Christopher Scott of St. Louis. Scott's body was found badly burned near a dumpster in Madison, Illinois on Friday, Feb 11, 2011. By KMOV Web Producer
Christopher Scott, 30, was found dead in Madison, Illinois on Friday, Feb 11, 2011. Police say his body was badly burned when it was found lying near a dumpster at Kohl and Race streets. By KMOV Web Producer Christopher Scott, 30, was found dead in Madison, Illinois on Friday, Feb 11, 2011. Police say his body was badly burned when it was found lying near a dumpster at Kohl and Race streets. By KMOV Web Producer
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(KMOV) – Two suspects were charged Tuesday in connection to the death of a 30-year-old man found dead and severely burned lying next to a dumpster near Kohl and Race Street in Madison, Illinois last Friday.

The victim, Christopher Scott, was last seen alive on February 6.

The suspects have been identified as Ernest Smith and Marquan Prete. They are 38 and 17 years old, respectively. Both suspects are charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action.

Officials say that the investigation led them to the suspects in St. Louis County.

Bond for the suspects was set at $750,000.

The case will now be turned over to the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis for further investigation.

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