DANVILLE (AP) – Authorities in central Illinois said Friday they have arrested three teenagers in the slayings of three people in their 60s whose beaten and stabbed bodies were found this week inside a residence.
According to the (Danville) Commercial-News, Danville Police Commander Joshua Webb said that 18-year-old Cloanger T.M. Robinson Jr. of Danville and a 16-year-old Danville resident whose name hasn't been released because of his age have been charged with first-degree murder. A third suspect, a 17-year-old Danville resident, was charged with aggravated robbery.
The charges come a day after police, responding to a report of subjects down inside a Danville residence, discovered the bodies of three men ranging in age from 60 to 67. Police said that preliminary autopsy results indicate the three died from stab wounds and blunt force trauma.
Vermilion County Coroner Jane McFadden identified the victims as Nathaniel Gentry, 65; Anthony D. Jones, 60, and Cordell Reed Sr., 67, all of Danville. In a statement, McFadden said autopsies of the men were scheduled for Friday but the results were not immediately available.