JACKSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - A DeSoto, Illinois man was indicted for murder on Friday, March 23.
James Michael Deese, 52, was charged in Circuit Court in Jackson County, Ill., with the murder of 76-year-old Frank Stonemark.
Deese allegedly killed Stonemark by strangling him and choking him around October 29, 2017. He is charged in a second count with concealing the death of Stonemark with the knowledge that Stonemark died by homicidal means.
He is also charged in a third count with moving the body from the place of death with intent to conceal information regarding the place and manner of the death.
Deese is currently in custody on a $1 million bond after having made his first court appearance on Friday, March 23, 2018.
His case is set for a preliminary hearing on May 15 in Jackson County Circuit Court.