- Associated Press - Thursday, May 19, 2016

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - An appellate court panel has reversed the murder conviction of a man serving a life sentence for a shooting death in Peoria County.

The (Peoria) Journal Star (https://bit.ly/25339j4 ) reports that the panel ruled this week that the judge should’ve allowed a Facebook conversation between Robert C. Nunn Jr. and Brandon Mitchell to be used during Nunn’s trial.

Nunn argued that the conversation would corroborate his testimony that he was defending himself when he shot Kelin “Noopy” Drummond in May 2012. The judge denied the request but allowed Nunn to take the stand.

The trial aimed to decide whether Nunn shot Drummond in self-defense of as the result of a plan to rob Drummond and Mitchell.

A hearing date for Nunn’s case to return to court hasn’t been set.


Information from: Journal Star, https://pjstar.com

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