Bond was set at $5 million (Thursday) for Willie E. Nichols Jr., who’s accused of shooting and killing his stepfather Tuesday morning. 63-year-old Clarence Riley died of gunshot wounds in what police called a domestic argument in Pembroke Township.
Judge Clark Erickson set bond for the 43-year-old Nichols.
Erickson told the court the higher than normal bond was set due to Nichols awaiting trial for sexually assaulting and impregnating an underage relative in 2013. He was out on a $150,000 bond for that case.
Nichols allegedly confessed to Kankakee County Sheriff's investigators for the shooting of Riley at a residence near the Illinois-Indiana state line.