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Bethune found guilty in 2014 death of SIU student

Bethune found guilty in 2014 death of SIU student

By Hannah Smith, Staff Writer

June 14, 2018

Gaege Bethune, a 23-year-old from Herrin, has been found guilty of first degree murder with aggravated battery in the murder of SIU student Pravin Varughese. The 12-person jury did not find Bethune guilty on the second charge noted – first-degree murder with an aggravated factor of robbery. Varughese...

Police investigate early Thursday morning Carbondale shooting

Police investigate early Thursday morning Carbondale shooting

By Staff Report, Campus Desk

April 5, 2018

Carbondale police responded a shooting at the 200 block of North Wall Street early Thursday morning which left one person with a non-life threatening injuries.

One man dead, one person seriously injured after Carbondale shooting

One man dead, one person seriously injured after Carbondale shooting

By Daily Egyptian Staff

February 16, 2018

Brandon Brooks, 35, of Carbondale, was killed and another individual was injured after a shooting in Carbondale Thursday night, police said. Police responded to gunshot calls around 11:30 p.m. Thursday in the 400 block of East Mill Street. The incident appeared to be a dispute between acquaintances,...

Two injured after woman crashes into Carbondale squad car

Two injured after woman crashes into Carbondale squad car

By Staff report

November 21, 2017

Two are injured after a crash involving a civilian vehicle and a Carbondale Police squad car on Illinois Avenue and Mill Street, Monday afternoon.

Man arrested after harassing woman in Morris Library

Man arrested after harassing woman in Morris Library

By Brian Muñoz

October 31, 2017

A man has been arrested after harassing students at Morris Library, according to SIU Department of Public Safety chief Benjamin Newman.  

Car crashes into Thai Taste, injuring one person

Car crashes into Thai Taste, injuring one person

By Staff reports

September 12, 2017

A car crashed into Thai Taste on Tuesday night, sending one restaurant patron to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  Kevin Barker, of Marion, was driving westbound on West Main Street when he ran through a red traffic signal and entered the intersection of Illinois Avenue and West Main S...

Bethune pleads not guilty to the murder of Pravin Varughese

Bethune pleads not guilty to the murder of Pravin Varughese

By Cory Ray

July 18, 2017

Gaege Bethune pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder of SIU student Pravin Varughese on Tuesday. Bethune appeared at the Jackson County Courthouse in Murphysboro for his arraignment in the murder case for SIU student, Pravin Varughese. He was held under two charges, one count in aggra...

Gaege Bethune released on bond in Varughese murder case

Gaege Bethune released on bond in Varughese murder case

By Branda Mitchell

July 14, 2017

Gaege Bethune posted $100,000 bail and was released from Jackson County Jail on Friday after being indicted Thursday for two counts of first-degree murder. The charges come more than three years after the death of Pravin Varughese, an SIU student whose body was found in the woods near Route 13 on...

Charges dismissed against alleged shooters from Kansas

Charges dismissed against alleged shooters from Kansas

By Erin Mathews | The Salina Journal

May 18, 2017

Charges were dismissed Wednesday against two men from Saline, Kansas that authorities had alleged were conspiring to kill people in Illinois, and both were expected to be released from the Saline County Jail, where they had been held for about eight months. Prosecutor Amy Norton, an assistant Saline...

Murphysboro man indicted in October shooting death

Murphysboro man indicted in October shooting death

By Daily Egyptian staff

April 12, 2017

A 28-year-old Murphysboro man was indicted Wednesday on charges that he and another person fatally shot a city man and wounded another in October. Cortez L. Turner, 28, of Murphysboro, was charged with first-degree murder in the Oct. 24 shooting death of Detrick Yurnell Rogers, 38, of Murphysboro....

Person suffering from possible life threatening wound after shooting in Carbondale

Person suffering from possible life threatening wound after shooting in Carbondale

By Daily Egyptian staff

April 5, 2017

Carbondale police are investigating after a person reported being shot in the city. At 10:37 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale in reference to a person suffering from a possible life threatening gunshot wound. The person, who was not identified by police, was...

Second suspect charged in connection to burned body found in August

Second suspect charged in connection to burned body found in August

By Bill Lukitsch

October 14, 2016

A second suspect has been charged with concealing the death of a woman whose burned body was found by police in a wooded area near a Carbondale auto repair shop more than one month ago. Robert Dennis, 25, was charged Friday with one count of concealing a homicidal death and is in custody at Jackson...

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