MORRISON, Ill. (AP) -- Accused spree killer Nicholas Sheley will fight charges that he allegedly killed five people in Illinois' Whiteside County in 2008.
The Quad City Times reports he pleaded not guilty during his arraignment Monday.
Sheley, of Sterling, is accused of eight killings during a 2008 crime spree in Illinois and Missouri. Last week, he was found guilty in Knox County in the beating death of Ronald Randall. Jurors deliberated for less than an hour before reaching a verdict.
Sheley is charged with killing 93-year-old Russell Reed of Sterling, who was found in the trunk of his car; 29-year-old Brock Branson, 25-year-old Kenneth Ulve, 20-year-old Kilynna Blake and her 2-year-old son, Dayan, were all found in an apartment in Rock Falls;
He is also accused of two deaths in Missouri.