Archive for Wednesday, July 18, 2001

Murder charge lodged in Jefferson County

July 18, 2001

A rural McLouth man faces a first-degree murder charge in the October 1999 shooting death of another man.

Ronald Decker, 52, rural McLouth, is charged in Jefferson County District Court in connection with the death of Lloyd Green, 45. Last week, officials dug up what they believe to be Green's body, after receiving a tip that Green's body was buried on Decker's property, which is north of McLouth.

Decker also faces an aggravated robbery charge. Officials allege he stole a wallet containing $400 from Green's body.

A preliminary hearing in the case, which had been scheduled for today, has been postponed until August. A date for that hearing has not been scheduled yet.

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