Union County State's Attorney's Office

Anna Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Second Degree Murder

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 3, 2015

Anna Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Second Degree Murder

Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Jessie L. Bell (DOB 12/02/1979) of Anna, Illinois has been sentenced to twenty (20) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections in connection with the beating death of James H. Morrison (DOB 10/28/1967) of Anna, Illinois.   Bell was sentenced today by Presiding Judge Mark Boie to the maximum sentence allowed under law for the offense of Second Degree Murder, a Class 1 Felony.  Bell was found guilty in May by a Union County Jury.  Bell was arrested in April 2014 as part of an investigation by the Illinois State Police and Anna Police Department.

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