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Man charged with murder of Granite City woman

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Cory Osborne.

EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office charged a 30-year-old man in connection with the murder of a Granite City woman, who was found shot to death in her car earlier this week.

According to court documents, Granite City police and paramedics were called to a vacant lot at the intersection of 25th and Madison streets around 5:30 p.m. on February 18 after witnesses noticed a woman slumped over in the front seat of a 2013 Dodge Avenger.

The woman, identified as 35-year-old Stacie Williams, had suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cory Osborne, whom detectives identified as a person of interest, turned himself in at the Jerseyville Police Department. Investigators learned Osborne and Williams had been dating and until last month shared a residence in Granite City.

Prosecutors said Osborne has a pending misdemeanor domestic violence case from January 2015 in which Williams was the victim.

Osborne will be transported to the Madison County Jail in Edwardsville, where he’ll remain on $2 million bond.

Osborne was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. He was previously convicted of reckless discharge of a firearm in Madison County in 2010.

If convicted, Osborne faces between 45 and 85 years in prison on the murder charge, and must serve 100 percent of the sentence. He faces between three and 14 years on the illegal firearm possession charge.

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