Court Updates from May 15, 2023


Richard McDonald:  Richard McDonald posted bond on May 8, 2023, and was released from custody.  The results from the Mental Health Evaluation ordered in February are still pending.  Attorney Camp sent Dr. Brownfield the documents he requested regarding the case.  The Final Pre-Trial is scheduled for June 20, 2023, at 9 AM for Status.  McDonald is charged with Making Terrorist Threats (Class X Felony), two violations the Sexual Offender Registration Act (Class 3 Felonies).  Read more here.

Bradley Kelly:  The State requested a continuance because they are waiting on certified documents from Peoria County and do not know when the documents will arrive.  The Defense objected to a continuance but Judge Hathaway granted a continuance to June.  A Final Pre-Trial is scheduled for June 20, 2023, at 9 AM.  Kelly is charged with Child Abduction (Class 4 Felony), Endangering the Life or Health of a Child (Class A Misdemeanor), and Resisting a Peace Officer (Class A Misdemeanor).  Read more here.

Michael Workheiser:  The Sentencing Hearing on May 1, 2023, was continued because Judge Cosby wasn’t appointed as the Judge on the case to conduct a sentencing hearing.  Mr. Workheiser requested a judge substitution for Judge Hathaway for the sentencing part of the plea because of a possible conflict of interest.  Mr. Workheiser had previously requested a substitution of Judge for Judge Patton for a conflict of interest.  As an Associate Judge, Judge Cosby would need to be appointed as the Judge in order to conduct a sentencing hearing.  A Status Hearing is scheduled for May 23, 2023, at 11 AM.  Read more here.

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