EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – A Madison County grand jury indicted a Collinsville man Thursday for the murder of an Edwardsville couple.
Last month, the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office charged 23-year-old Zachary Capers in the deaths of 79-year-old Michael Ladd and 68-year-old Dr. Lois Ladd.
The Ladds were found stabbed to death inside their home on the morning of Monday, March 18.
Capers was arrested nearly a week later on an outstanding warrant for an unrelated incident. Investigators tied Capers to the murders shortly thereafter.
At the time, Capers was charged with four counts of first-degree murder.
On Thursday, April 11, Capers pleaded not guilty to those charges.
A judge scheduled the trial to begin on May 6.