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Quincy man pleads Not Guilty in May killing

Quincy man pleads Not Guilty in May killing

2 years, 8 months ago by Scott Hardy

Carlos Williams to go on trial in March for murder of Orlando Smith

A Quincy man, indicted in connection with the May death of a Quincy man, whose body was found by the side of a road, has pleaded Not Guilty and will go on trial in March.

Carlos Williams entered that plea Wednesday at a status hearing in Adams County Circuit Court. Records show he'll go on trial March 9th. Williams was indicted last Thursday on three counts of 1st Degree Murder in the May death of Orlando Smith. Charging documents say that Williams strangled Smith sometime between May 27th and May 30th. Smith's body was found on the 30th on the side of the road in the 200 block of Koch’s Lane in Quincy. Authorities haven't said what a possible motive for the killing was, but do say that law enforcement were able to make an arrest after numerous interviews, as well as physical evidence found by the Illinois State Police's Crime Lab.

Williams is in the Adams County Jail on $5 million bond, and will be back in court February 19th.

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