Man pleads not guilty to killing wife, stepson in West Peoria
WEST PEORIA (25 News Now) - The man accused of shooting and killing his wife and 8-year-old son has pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor says Payne was not supposed to be at the house in West Peoria based on a standing order of protection his wife had in place. He is from Mississippi and does not reside in the area. Quardreka’s brother has said he helped move his sister home specifically to get away from her husband.
Payne’s next review hearing is set for December 1. Payne’s public defender requested a jury trial. That is currently scheduled for December 12, but will likely be delayed based on the complexity of the case.
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