Nicholas Sheley found guilty of Rock Falls murders

Nicholas Sheley was found guilty of the murders of four people.

Prosecutors made their closing arguments Thursday, May 29, 2014 saying Sheley left a strong trail of evidence from Illinois to Missouri in the brutal deaths of Kenneth Ulve, Brock Branson, Kilynna Blake, and her two-year-old son, Dayan.

A pathologist who testified during the trial said their fatal injuries were caused by a hammer.

Sheley had been accused of killing the four people in a Rock Falls apartment, during a two-date killing spree in Illinois and Missouri.

The jury deliberated for about three-and-a-half hours and found Sheley guilty of the four murders.

Get more of our coverage of the trial and the events leading up to it – click here.

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