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Judge finds Pinckneyville man guilty of murder

Glazier going into court. (Source: Photo Courtesy of the Pinckneyville Press) Glazier going into court. (Source: Photo Courtesy of the Pinckneyville Press)
Glazier leaving court. (Source: Photo Courtesy of the Pinckneyville Press) Glazier leaving court. (Source: Photo Courtesy of the Pinckneyville Press)
Sidnee Stephens Sidnee Stephens
PINCKNEYVILLE, IL (KFVS) -

A judge has found a Pinckneyville teenager guilty on charges of murder, kidnapping, and home invasion.

James Glazier, 18, waived his right to a jury trial and opted for a bench trial before Circuit Judge James Campanella. Campanella made his decision Monday afternoon.

Glazier and Robbie Mueller, 16, are accused of taking part in the 2010 murder of Sidnee Stephens. Court documents show that Stephens was taken from her home and then strangled and shot. A fisherman found her body under a bridge in Beaucoup Creek in rural Perry County.

Mueller also faces charges of murder, kidnapping and home invasion. He's scheduled for a bench trial in September. Mueller has pleaded not guilty.

A third suspect, Carl Dane, pleaded guilty last year. He was found dead in his jail cell the day he was to be transferred to prison to begin serving a 60-year sentence.

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