ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ill. – A Belleville, Illinois man may spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted Wednesday for a 2017 murder, the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office said.
According to prosecutors, Lester Jones shot and killed Mario King on January 21, 2017.
A jury convicted Jones of murder/intent to kill.
Jones will be sentenced September 5. He faces a minimum term of 45 years. He’ll be required to serve 100 percent of his sentence.