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Plea in Pittsfield murder case delayed two months

Plea in Pittsfield murder case delayed two months

2 months ago by Scott Hardy

Lawyers for William Poor trying to get evidence thrown out

A Pittsfield man, charged with allegedly beating a man to death with his fists, has had his case delayed two months as his defense is trying to get some evidence thrown out.

William Poor was due to be arraigned Tuesday in Pike County Circuit Court. Records show that was delayed to November 4th. A motion hearing will also be held that day. Poor's defense has filed motions to limit certain evidence, including some bloody clothing that Poor allegedly wore the night of the incident. Poor faces two counts of 1st Degree Murder, and counts of aggravated battery and obstruction. He's accused of severely beating 26-year old Joshua Witherbee of Pittsfield during a fight March 27th at a home in the 300 block of Landess Terrace in Pittsfield. Witherbee died two days later at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Pittsfield police say they served a search warrant at Poor's home on West Perry Street after the fight and allegedly found that bloody clothing.

Poor's already in the Illinois Department of Corrections, after being sentenced to four years in prison, after being found Guilty of one count of failing to return from a furlough. His bond on the current charges is set at $300,000.

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