Missouri man gets 40 years for Illinois stabbing death

     (AP) – A Missouri man has been ordered to spend 40 years in

prison after having admitted in court that he played a role in the 2015 robbery

killing of a man in Collinsville, Illinois.

     Thirty-five-year-old Jessie James Werley of Farmington, Missouri, was

sentenced Wednesday in Illinois’ Madison County after he pleaded guilty to a

first-degree murder count.

     The charge related to the December 2015 death of 68-year-old Daniel Taylor,

whose stabbed body was found in his home in Collinsville, east of St. Louis.

Authorities say a weeklong investigation concluded that the killing happened

during a robbery.

     A co-defendant, 45-year-old Eva Heisch, also is charged with murder and awaits



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