Bloomington man pleads guilty to murder of Secor man

By WEEK Producer

November 8, 2013 Updated Nov 9, 2013 at 12:01 AM CDT

MCLEAN COUNTY, Ill. -- A Bloomington man has pleaded guilty to killing Oakley Mitchell of Secor, and trying to hide the killing by dismembering and burning his body.

The Pantagraph reports 23 year old Rayshawn Johnson admitted his guilt to the killing in Woodford County court today.

Johnson went into what was to be a pre-trial hearing this afternoon and made his plea.

Johnson has been in custody since August, when he and his co-defendant and girlfriend, Vishawn Mills, were arrested in Indiana.

The 74 year old Oakley Mitchell had been reported missing in early August, and his burned remains were later found in both Woodford and McLean Counties.

The minimum sentence Johnson can receive is 45 years in prison when he's sentenced in January.

Meanwhile, Vishawn Mills, also charged with murder in Woodford County, currently has a trial date set for January of next year.

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