Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Nicholas Sheley's Spring Makeover....New Address, New Mugshot, New Look !


        Nicholas Sheley Moved Again... Goodbye Pontiac, Hello Stateville.

Katfish....ponders has learned that accused spree killer Nicholas Sheley, 31, was moved up to Stateville Correction Center from the Pontiac facility on April 11, 2011. I haven't heard the reason for the move yet, but would love to hear if any readers know why he was moved. Pontiac and Stateville are both Level 1 Maximum Security Adult Male facilities. Stateville is further than Pontiac from Galesburg, so apparently, the move wasn't made to put him closer to the murder trial that is expected to begin in early Fall. The trial in Galesburg will be Sheley's first murder trial related to the 2008 week-long killing spree he is accused of that left eight dead. He is expected to face at least three more trials after the Knox County case.

In October 2009, Knox County Circuit Court Judge Stephen Mathers sentenced Sheley to seven years in prison for a September conviction on charges resulting from an incident at the Knox County Jail in April 2009 where he was being held on a 10 million dollar bond for murder charges . Sheley was convicted on 3 counts of Aggravated Assault, 1 count of Aggravated Battery and 1 count of Criminal Damage to Government Property. Sheley broke apart a metal chair and threw the legs at peace and correctional officers causing them injury. He also punched one of the officers. Sheley was actually sentenced to three 7 year sentences and a 1 year sentence for the Knox County Jail incident; however; Judge Mathers ruled the sentences will be served concurrently and the DOC determined Sheley is eligible for 50% time...that is why it is listed on DOC records below that his projected parole date is 10/2012.  Click here to read about that incident and trial.



K77192 - SHELEY, NICHOLAS T.
Parent Institution: STATEVILLE CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Offender Status: IN CUSTODY
Location: STATEVILLE

PHYSICAL PROFILE

Date of Birth: 07/31/1979
Weight: 180 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Sex: Male
Height: 5 ft. 10 in.
Race: White
Eyes: Blue

MARKS, SCARS, TATTOOS
TATTOO, CHEST - SPIDER, WOMAN,"MONICA"
TATTOO, ARM, RIGHT - REAPER, WIZARD, DRAGON, CRYSTAL BALL
TATTOO, ARM, LEFT - CROSS, RIBBON, SUN W/ FACE
TATTOO, ABDOMEN - "SHE" ; L FINGER: "NICK"
TATTOO, LEG, LEFT - NIKE SYMBOL/"JUST DO IT"

ADMISSION / RELEASE / DISCHARGE INFO

Admission Date: 11/06/2009
Projected Parole Date: 10/17/2012
Last Paroled Date:
Projected Discharge Date: 10/17/2014

                                        ABOUT STATEVILLE FACILITY:
 The facility sits on a total of 2,264 acres of land with a 33-foot wall with guard towers surrounding it. This adult male maximum-security facility consists of a 22-bed infirmary in the health care unit and three living units that house general population, segregation, protective custody and temporary writ inmates.
                                             Stateville facility Opened: March 1925                                             
*Operational Capacity: 3,868
Level 1 Maximum Adult Male
*Current Population: 3,599
Average inmate Age: 34
Average Annual Cost Per Inmate: $32,693.00




I'm still working on getting Sheley's 59 page handwritten motion reviewed and scanned so I can share it here.  Nicholas Sheley presented the Pro Se Motion at his last pre-trial hearing (March 29)  requesting to fire his court appointed attorney and represent himself in his upcoming murder trial for the 2008 death of Ronald Randall in Galesburg, IL . Including attached exhibits, the motion is nearly 300 pages so it is taking some time to digest it all. Check back :)

The next hearing is scheduled for April 25.

Prior postings about this case at katfish...ponders
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4 comments:

  1. The Bottom picture is Stateville the top two pictures are not we have nothing that looks like the top two

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  2. Thanks for your input anonymous 7/20 @12:54 am. I will remove the other 2 pics. IIRC, I got all 3 of those pics off the DOC website.....my bad.

    I saw inmate Sheley in court today....he got his way...again...but then it was NO SURPRISE he changed his mind again. He was in way over his head with his pro se motion,that or maybe it was just too much work. He's fortunate the state didn't contest his request for Jeremy Karlin to represent him again....the judge didn't seem particularly inclined to allow it but for the state's response. In Sheley's letter to the court he said the reason he needed an attorney was because due to lockdown at Stateville he didn't have the opportunity to prepare for trial....:eyes rolling:....we heard in court that was more BS lockdown was only for 2 days and didn't effect his access at any rate.I will write a post about todays hearing in a few days.

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  3. August 12 2011 change of venue motion

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  4. Anon 8/7 @ 9:07 AM

    Thank you for the heads up! Any idea when the motion will be heard? Personally, I doubt this motion will prevail, there has been very little coverage this past year. I have been a real slacker about writing (about any case) lately....but I'm still very interested.
    Jeremy Karlin is just doing his job (being thorough) with this filing.
    kat

    kat

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