In the Illinois triple murder of an Alabama man in 2019 was convicted
A man from Alabama who murdered a woman in a multi-state crime spree was found guilty today of a triple homicide in Madison County, Ill.
Brady Witcher, 41, was found guilty of three counts of first degree murder and one count of armed robbery in the execution-style killings of Shari Yates, 59, her son, Andrew Brooks, 30, and John McMillian, 32, in Bethalto, Ill. Their bodies were found in a home, about 20 miles northeast of St. Louis, on December 19, 2019.
A witcher is susceptible to a life sentence.
Brittany McMillan, 30, was arrested alongside Witcher in December and will serve a life sentence, the maximum available under Illinois laws.
The family of Shari, AJ, and John can trust that both killers will spend the rest of their lives in prison, according to the jury. We are grateful that the evidence clearly showed that Brady Witcher was a heartless murderer. It was a dark day when he fleeed crimes in multiple other states.
Following the Bethalto murders in Hazelwood, Mo., police found Yates Ford Fusion, leading them to the Bethalto home and the discovery of the deaths.
A 911 call from a woman who claimed she was being held against her will in a Center Point apartment complex was found. Authorities tracked her phone to Woodside Condominiums on Shadowood Circle, noticing her falling down a stairwell and her hands were tied with zip ties.
Kellie Ann Hughes, 31, was found dead off Medical Park Drive near St. Vincent's East.
The two men were next seen in Clarksville, Tenn., where authorities said they were involved in a home invasion with a married couple. The male victim was stabbed while the female wrestled away a gun from McMillan, police said.
According to court documents, Witcher told officers that the two went to meet Brooks. McMillan is originally from Bethalto and knew the victims, according to authorities.