Judge Gayle Crane ruled this morning that an out-of-town jury will be impaneled to hear the murder trial of Darren Winans, 22, Jasper, and Matthew Laurin, 19, Springfield. The two men are charged with the brutal October 2008 murders of Bob and Ellen Sheldon of Carthage.
The judge delayed a decision on severing the trials until closer to trial date. She asked the attorneys for both sides to provide dates between April and September 2010 when they will have conflicts to help in setting the trial date.
Another motions hearing has been scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Dec. 7.