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3rd person charged in Bloomington man's death

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A third person has been charged with murder in connection with the death of a Bloomington man last fall.

According to McLean County court records, Gabrielle Stine, 23, of Bloomington faces charges of first-degree murder and aggravated kidnapping in connection with the killing of Jamere Bew, 31, last November. His body was found in a ditch in near U.S. 136 in rural Heyworth.

The McLean County coroner determined Bew died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Stine has been charged with murder and aggravated kidnapping, according to court records.

Prosecutors previously charged Justin Kletz and Derek Siebring with murder, kidnapping, felony battery and obstruction of justice in connection with the case. They were detained by police when officers executed a search warrant at an apartment in the 1600 block of Springfield Road in Bloomington on Nov. 25, the same day Bew’s body was found. Earlier that day, McLean County sheriff’s deputies were called to an area south of Bloomington for a report of a woman who was looking for a man, who had allegedly been a victim of violence.

All three defendants are still awaiting trial.

Stine has a pretrial conference scheduled for Aug. 1. Kletz and Siebring both face a court date on Aug. 5.

Eric Stock is the News Director at WGLT. You can contact Eric at ejstoc1@ilstu.edu.