Sanford Schmidt

BETHALTO - A former Bethalto woman pleaded guilty Friday to three counts of first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison, but the victims’ family members said they forgive her. Brittany N. McMillan, 30, cried throughout the testimony given by the victims’ families. “In...
WOOD RIVER - Lisa N. Turner, 36, of the 300 block of Summit Street, Wood River, was charged with vendor fraud, two counts of theft from a government agency, and forgery for allegedly submitting false pay claims to the state of Illinois. She allegedly submitted false claims for more than $1,000 for...
EDWARDSVILLE - A defendant’s argument that his four prior felonies were not committed in Illinois did little to shorten his sentence of five years. Circuit Judge Kyle Napp told defendant T’Athony Brown, 26, of Brooklyn Park, Minn., Wednesday that she did not consider an argument fro...
ST. LOUIS - A St. Louis man pleaded guilty Friday to a count of second-degree murder and a count of aggravated battery with a firearm after originally being charged with first-degree murder. Jordan T. Jackson, 23, pleaded guilty in exchange for a sentence in the murder case to up to 20 years in prison....
WOOD RIVER - Authorities have charged four people with a variety of felony counts after a drug raid in the 400 block of Tipton Avenue. They are: Derek L. Cooper, 21; Anna G. Boda, 20; Donna F. Cooper, 69; and Ashleigh R. Russell, 24. All are listed as living at the same address on Tipton Avenue....
STAUNTON - The estate of a Staunton man has filed suit in circuit court against a driver who had no insurance at the time of a traffic crash. Dawn Rae, the administrator of the estate of the deceased, Jason Rae, 45, has named Tori Koleff, also of Staunton, in the suit. The suit claims that...
BETHALTO - Anthony W. Tinker, 34, of the 300 block of Central Street, Bethalto, was charged with armed violence, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and unlawful possession...
COTTAGE HILLS - A suspect could get a mandatory life sentence if convicted of four counts of predatory sexual assault with which he is charged. Devin P. Brazier, 28, of the first block of Cottage Avenue, Cottage Hills, was charged Wednesday with three counts of predator sexual assault of a child...
WOOD RIVER - Matthew W. Cambron, 51, of the 700 block of Longfellow Avenue, Wood River, and Kerry J. Dooley, 31, of the first block of Seventh Street, Carrollton, are facing charges of unlawful possession with intent to deliver a look-a-like substance and unlawful possession of methamphetamine...
ALTON - Quinton L. Saulsberry, 20, of O’Fallon, was charged Tuesday with two counts of aggravated domestic battery. He allegedly choked a woman and hit her with his fist and a glass bottle on Nov. 1. Bail was set at $60,000. ALTON - Berton L. Newton, 30, of the 3800 block of Oscar Street,...