Gillespie man committed for 60 years


August 2, 2023

A Gillespie man on Wednesday was committed to up to 60 years in a state mental health facility after killing his mother in 2019.

Macoupin County State's Attorney Jordan J. Garrison announced that Judge Joshua A. Meyer has ordered Clinton Sanders, 29, of Gillespie, be placed in the custody of the Illinois Department of Human Services for up to 60 years.

On May 24 a bench trial was held before Meyer with Sanders facing one count of first degree murder for the Dec. 15, 2019, death of his mother, Sandra Sanders. A welfare check on the woman found her outside of her home, barely responsive, unde...

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