Man found guilty of first-degree murder in Jackson County, Ill.

A man was found guilty of first-degree murder in Jackson County, Ill. on Friday.
Published: Dec. 8, 2022 at 10:34 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 12, 2022 at 6:28 AM CST
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CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - A man was found guilty of first-degree murder following a jury trial in Jackson County, Illinois.

According to Jackson County State’s Attorney Joseph Cervantez, Olando T. Sheron, 27, of Sikeston, Mo., was found guilty on Friday, December 9.

He faces between 45 years to natural life in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the murder of Keon L. Cooper.

He will be held in the Jackson County Jail without bond until his sentencing hearing which will be scheduled in early 2023.

Sheron was arrested in southern California in October 2021 on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Keon Lavonte Cooper in November 2019.

Previously in October 2019, Sheron had been acquitted in the 2016 shooting death of Jay Harris in Sikeston, Mo.

According Chief Jim McMillen with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, Sheron also goes by the aliases “Orlando” and “TJ.”