Murder trial stalls after witness collapses - KMOV.com

Murder trial stalls after witness collapses

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- The trial of a southwestern Illinois man accused of gunning down a village's mayor was disrupted when a witness vomited and collapsed while testifying.

The witness was wheeled out of the courtroom on a gurney Wednesday and taken to a hospital. That prompted the judge to end the trial for the day in the trial of Aaron Jackson in last year's killing of Washington Park Mayor John Thornton Sr.

There's no word on the witness' medical condition Thursday.

She had told the judge earlier that she'd been threatened since testifying that she saw Jackson leaving Thornton's car after she heard gunshots. She said she'd recognized Jackson from his limp and profile.

Jackson has pleaded not guilty.
 

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