A trial date has been set the the alleged killer of an Alton man. Investigators say 33-year-old Rodney Mike (pictured) shot and killed JaMarco Anthony at Anthony's 24th birthday party on May 9, 2010. JaMarco Anthony's brother Jerrod was also shot, and was in a coma for several days as a result. Mike is scheduled to be in court September 10, according to the Madison County Circuit Clerk's online database.
Mike is charged with numerous counts of murder, and a single count of aggravated battery with a firearm. About a month ago, Anthony's family filed a wrongful death civil suit against Mike. The family is seeking in excess of $50,000 in the case, but the goal is to have the $100,000 available to the victim's children upon the conclusion of both the civil and criminal matters.