Tyjuan Bruce played a critical role in the death of a Bloomington man by plotting the drug-related robbery that led to the victim’s death, a prosecutor said Monday in closing arguments in Bruce’s murder trial.
A former McLean County prosecutor who left in 2018 to join the U.S. attorney’s office is returning to Bloomington as a defense lawyer with Finegan & Rinker, according to an announcement Monday by the law firm.
UPDATED 3:30 p.m. | A Ridgeview music teacher was charged Thursday with sexually assaulting at least two former high school students—including one girl who he allegedly “dated” while she was still a student.
Bloomington-Normal police leaders say many of the reforms being proposed nationally in the wake of George Floyd’s death have already happened here, including a ban on chokeholds and increased emphasis on de-escalation training.
Before they went to Christopher Harrison’s home to steal guns, drugs and money, Joseph Gardner and Reggie Hart Jr. made a plan to take what they wanted, according to a detective’s testimony Thursday at Harrison’s murder trial.
UPDATED 4:20 p.m. | Noah Harrison watched as his younger brother pursued two men as they ran from his family’s apartment after an armed robbery that ended in a hail of gunfire that killed the suspects, according to testimony Wednesday at Christopher Harrison’s murder trial.
UPDATED 6 p.m. | Witnesses said Tuesday that Christopher Harrison didn't just have an AR-15 in his family's apartment the night two men were killed. He also was babysitting his girlfriend's 6-month-old.