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Upstate New York Murder-Suicide Linked to Las Vegas Mass Shooting?

CLAIM

The deaths of John Beilman and his daughter were linked to the Las Vegas mass shooting via a device found in Stephen Paddock’s hotel room.




FALSE

RATING

FALSE

ORIGIN

In the aftermath of a deadly mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest

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Killer of 8 drops to knees to apologize for bi-state murder spree, but families of victims scoff

HILLSBORO • A man who killed six people in Illinois nine years ago pleaded guilty Wednesday to murdering a couple at a hotel in Festus — and then dropped to his knees to apologize for what he did.


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Nicholas Sheley has been convicted of six murders in Illinois and is charged with killing a couple in Festus.

Judge Gary Kramer sentenced Nicholas Sheley to life without

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Killer of 8 drops to knees to apologize for bi-state murder spree, but …

HILLSBORO • A man who killed six people in Illinois nine years ago pleaded guilty Wednesday to murdering a couple at a hotel in Festus — and then dropped to his knees to apologize for what he did.


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Nicholas Sheley has been convicted of six murders in Illinois and is charged with killing a couple in Festus.

Judge Gary Kramer sentenced Nicholas Sheley to life without

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Spree killer pleads guilty to murder of couple in Festus

UPDATES throughout with Sheley’s apology, family reaction

HILLSBORO • A man who killed six people in Illinois nine years ago pleaded guilty Wednesday to murdering a couple at a hotel in Festus — and then dropped to his knees to apologize for what he did. 

Judge Gary Kramer sentenced Nicholas Sheley to life without the possibility of parole for the murder of Tom and Jill Estes. He also sentenced Sheley to 75 years for two counts of armed criminal action. 

But the sentence wasn’t enough for some of the couple’s survivors, who say Missouri prosecutors dashed their hope for a chance at the death penalty. About 40 people filled the courtroom for the hourlong hearing, most of them relatives and friends of his eight victims.

When Sheley was asked if he had something to say, he spoke publicly for the first time in his court proceedings.

He read a 20-minute statement that said he

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Spree killer expected to plead guilty in Mo. double murder

Also that day, the bodies of Kenneth Ulve, 25, Brock Branson, 29, Branson’s fiancée Kilynna Blake, 20, and her 2-year-old son, Dayan Blake, were found inside a Rock Falls apartment. They had all been bludgeoned to death with a hammer.

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Spree killer expected to plead guilty to murder of couple in Festus

HILLSBORO • A man who killed six people in Illinois nine years ago is expected to plead guilty Wednesday to murdering an Arkansas couple who were staying at a hotel in Festus.

Relatives of the couple are unhappy about the plea because it would remove the possibility of the death penalty in the case.

Tom and Jill Estes, both 54, of Sherwood, Ark., were staying at the Comfort Inn in Festus in June 2008 because it allowed dogs. They were in town for a graduation party in St. Louis. The Jennings High School sweethearts were the last of Nicholas Sheley’s victims — eight in all, police said.

Sheley had already killed a 93-year-old man in his hometown of Sterling, Ill.; four people including a 2-year-old in Rock Falls, Ill.; and a 65-year-old man in Galesburg, Ill., when he happened upon the couple at the Festus hotel. 

After beating the Esteses to death, police say Sheley loaded

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Did they have a clue? New details in mass murder in Plane. | abc13 … – KTRK

Workers at a bar in Plano, Texas, may have gotten a hint that a mass murder was about to occur.

According to the workers, Spencer Hight, the man who killed eight people at a Cowboys watch party, came into the bar earlier in the evening and showed off a knife and a loaded gun clip.

Unfortunately, no one reported the incident to the police before Hight left the bar and drove to his ex-wife’s home.

There, according to police, he got into an argument with her and just started shooting.

Witnesses heard his ex-wife scream, “do you really have to do this?” and then they heard more gunshots.

Hight killed eight people at the home before police officers arrived and shot and killed him.

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