State

Man admits Alton killing, gets 26 years

EDWARDSVILLE – A southwestern Illinois man has been sentenced to 26 years in prison after pleading guilty to reduced charges related to a 2010 shooting that killed a man and wounded the victim’s brother.

Thirty-four-year-old Rodney Mike entered the pleas Friday in Madison County Circuit Court to charges of second-degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm. He had been charged with first-degree murder.

Mike admitted fatally shooting 24-year-old JaMarco Anthony during the victim’s May 2010 birthday celebration at a former American Legion post in Alton. Police say the facility was being used as an illegal nightclub. Anthony’s brother, Jerrod Anthony, was wounded.

Mike’s trial had been scheduled to begin Monday.

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