COLLINSVILLE WOMAN CHARGED IN MURDER FOR HIRE SCHEME
Christina Lynn Keck, age 31, of Collinsville, was charged by criminal complaint with alleged use of a facility of interstate commerce in a murder for hire scheme. The violation is alleged to have occurred December 20 in St. Clair County. The affidavit alleges that Keck offered to pay an undercover officer $600.00 to murder the father of her child. The offense carries a maximum penalty of ten years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000.00, or both, and up to three years supervised release.
WHITE CHRISTMAS SNOW TOTALS
It was a white Christmas this year and snow totals are in for Greenville. 3.8 inches fell from Friday till Sunday. Totals in the metro east varied with some areas reporting over 5 inches of snow. The bulk of the snow landed on Christmas Eve, with only trace amounts falling Saturday and Sunday. Most of the snow is still on the ground but with rising temperatures this week, it won’t last much longer.
MEXICAN CITIZENS IN HIGHLAND CHARGED WITH IMMIGRATION OFFENSES
Several Mexican citizens, living in Highland, were recently arraigned and detained in federal court in East St. Louis, charged with alleged immigration offenses. According to Stephen R. Wigginton, US Attorney for the District of Southern Illinois, one defendant was charged with alleged re-entry into the United States by an alien previously removed from the United States for which the maximum penalty is two years imprisonment, a $250,000.00 fine, or both, and one year supervised release. Other defendants were charged with alleged unlawful entry by an alien into the United States and misuse of a social security number. Maximum penalties for these violations are a maximum of five years imprisonment, a $250,000.00 fine, and three years supervised release. Trial dates have not yet been set.