Killer found guilty in 2015 murder

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Carbondale Times

A Carbondale man has been convicted of murder for his role in a shooting death last year and will face sentencing this fall.

A Jackson County jury on Friday found Quentin M. Bailey, 22, guilty of first-degree murder and robbery for his part in the May 10, 2015, shooting of Broderick Miller of Marion.

State’s Attorney Mike Carr says the shooting incident occurred the evening of May 10, 2015, at an unspecified hotel parking lot near Reed Station Road. The murder charge alleged that Bailey, while committing a robbery, fired a .380 caliber handgun and struck Miller. The robbery charge alleged that Bailey took cannabis from Miller by the use or threatened use of imminent force. 

Carbondale Police responded the night of the incident to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, where Miller, 27, had been taken. He died of his injuries the next night. Police apprehended Bailey the same evening on initial charges of aggravated battery of a firearm and aggravated discharge of a firearm. Later, following Miller’s death, a grand jury indicted Bailey on charges of murder and armed robbery.

Bailey remains in custody and faces a sentencing hearing Oct. 27. He is looking at a minimum sentence of 45 years with no possibility of probation.