- Associated Press - Friday, September 11, 2015

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) - A western Illinois state’s attorney has dropped conspiracy charges against a Quincy man charged in connection with the shooting death of a 12-year-old Quincy boy earlier this year.

Adams County State’s Attorney Jon Barnard dismissed charges Wednesday against 24-year-old Stefan K. Crider III. Prosecutors previously dropped similar charges against Crider’s parents in the case. Crider’s half-brother, Steson Crider, has pleaded not guilty to charges he shot and killed Ray Humphrey Jr. in March. The seventh-grader died from a single gunshot to the head.

The Quincy Herald Whig reports (https://bit.ly/1gf77Aq ) that Barnard dropped the charges because he didn’t want to give defense attorneys access to the state’s evidence in the case. Barnard said Thursday that he plans to refile the conspiracy charges when Steson Crider’s murder case has concluded.


Information from: The Quincy Herald-Whig, https://www.whig.com

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