County man sentenced to 40 years for Virden murder


October 5, 2022

Macoupin County State's Attorney Jordan J. Garrison announced on Thursday that Dalton M.K. Obermark was sentenced by the Honorable Joshua A. Meyer to 40 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the murder of John "J.B." Rennie of Virden. Obermark previously pleaded guilty to one count of first degree murder on July 12, 2022. In exchange for the plea in July, the state agreed to cap their recommended sentence at 40 years.

At the sentencing hearing, evidence was presented that the defendant previously resided in Florida where he had been convicted of armed robbery with a knife and...

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