Homicide suspect pleads not guilty

By WEEK Reporter

Homicide suspect pleads not guilty

September 26, 2013 Updated Sep 27, 2013 at 10:16 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Accused murder Cortez Williams plead not guilty in a Peoria County Courtroom Thursday.

The 25-year old Williams is accused of killing Melvin Sanders, Jr and wounding another man during a Saturday night shooting on Stanley Street.

Williams is charged with two counts of First-Degree Murder, as well as one count each of aggravated battery and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.

His trial is on the docket for early November.

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