The 14-count indictment issued Friday accuses Nicholas Sheley of first-degree murder in the June 23 death of Russell Reed. Sheley also is charged with home invasion, burglary and robbery at Janice Wilson's home in Sterling on June 14.
The indictment replaces a criminal complaint Sheley already faced in the crimes.
Sheley is jailed in Knox County, where he's accused in the June 28 bludgeoning of Ronald Randall in Galesburg.
At Festus, Mo., he's accused of killing Tom and Jill Estes of Sherwood, Ark., and he's being investigated in the killings of four people in Rock Falls, Ill.
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