Family mourning mother and son killed in Illlinois

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The family of two Utahns who were murdered in the mid-west shared tearful memories. Investigators have arrested a man they think is responsible for the murders and six others.

Family member say they were supposed to be planning a wedding, not a funeral. Today they are mourning the deaths of their daughter, her 2-year-old son, and her fiancé.

Family mourning mother and son killed in Illlinois

Two months ago, Kilynna Blake and her son Dayan moved to Illinois to be closer to her fiancé, Brock Branson. Earlier this week, their bodies were found in their apartment, severely beaten.

Family mourning mother and son killed in Illlinois

Twenty-eight-year-old Nicholas Sheley is the prime suspect in the killing spree that left eight people dead. It allegedly started last week with a vicious beating that killed a 93-year-old man in Illinois.

Investigators say all of the victims died the same way and that evidence linking Sheley was discovered at each murder scene.

Family mourning mother and son killed in Illlinois

So far, Sheley has been charged with just two of the eight deaths in Illinois and Missouri. Officials need to decide where he could be tried. They are also looking into whether drugs might have fueled the killings.


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