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COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – The St. Clair County state’s attorney has issued murder charges against a Metro East man.   Authorities believe Tracey V. Vickers, 48, of East St. Louis strangled Tobias Gross, 27, to death on October 20th.

According to the Illinois State Police,  Vickers and Gross knew each other.   They got into a fight Monday night in the 600 block of North 41st Street.  Authorities say Vickers beat Gross and choked him.

He is currently in custody on  two counts of First Degree Murder.

Bond is set at $750,000.