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Murphysboro man indicted for first-degree murder

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Dustin Duncan
Weekend Times 

A second person has been indicted for first-degree murder for their alleged involvement in the death of Detrick Rogers in October, according to the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s office.

On Wednesday, a Jackson County Grand Jury returned a superseding indictment including Cortez Turner, 28, of Murphysboro, in the indictment previously charging Juwan Jackson, 26, of Murphysboro, in connection with a shooting on Oct. 24 resulting in the death of Rogers. 

The superseding indictment charges both Turner and Jackson with three counts of first-degree murder, one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm, and one count of conspiracy to commit aggravated discharge of a firearm. 

The charges of first-degree murder allege the defendants, while acting together and in concert with others, and being legally accountable for the actions of the others, killed Rogers without lawful justification, with the intent to kill or do great bodily harm to Rogers or another, shot Rogers with a firearm, thereby causing his death. If convicted, the defendants could be sentenced from 20 to 60 years in prison. 

The charge of aggravated discharge of a firearm, a Class 1 felony, alleges Jackson and Turner, while acting together, knowingly discharged a firearm in the direction of Rogers. A Class 1 felony has a possible sentence of four to 15 years in prison. 

The charge of conspiracy to commit aggravated discharge of a firearm is a Class 2 felony and has a possible sentence of two to five years in prison.

Also in this case, two De Soto women, Kaitlyn Youngberg, 26, and Jacie Marble, 19, are charged with obstructing justice, a Class 4 felony. Youngberg is also charged with aiding a fugitive, a Class 4 felony. 

Charging documents say Youngberg allegedly aided a fugitive on Oct. 31 to prevent the arrest of Jackson by traveling to Decatur to pick up a new telephone and telephone card so police couldn’t trace him. Additionally, on Nov. 1, Youngberg allegedly provided false information to the Jackson County Sheriff’s office to prevent prosecution of Jackson for a charge of aggravated battery with a firearm. 

The charge against Marble says on Oct. 24, she allegedly attempted to prevent the prosecution of Jackson by concealing physical evidence — shell casing ejected into her car during the shooting on Oct. 24. 

Marble pleaded guilty to the charge on March 15. She was sentenced with 30 months probation, 100 hours of public service and ordered to undergo drug and alcohol treatment, according to court records.

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