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Nicholas Sheley is led out of the Knox County courthouse in Galesburg, Ill., on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, after being found guilty of seven counts of first-degree murder in the June 2008 death of 65-year-old Ronald Randall. Sheley also was convicted of two counts of aggravated vehicular hijacking and one count of possession of a stolen vehicle. Sheley has pleaded not guilty in five other Illinois killings and in the deaths of an Arkansas couple in Missouri.

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Illinois man accused in 8 slayings guilty in 1st trial

Jurors took less than an hour Monday to convict an Illinois man of murder in the death of one of eight people he’s accused of bludgeoning to death in Illinois and Missouri.

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