Mattoon man convicted of First Degree Murder


Mattoon – After a week long trial, a Mattoon man is convicted of killing another during a motel robbery.


25 year old, Joshua Mefford was convicted of First Degree Murder and Robbery by a jury Friday. In September 2012, Mefford beat to death and robbed 58 year old, Robert Montague at the US Grant Motel, in Mattoon.


He is being held in Coles County until sentencing.           

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