Third person charged with murder of Champaign couple


A 51-year-old Iowa prison inmate has been charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Jerry and Sue Haigh.

The couple was killed in their home in Champaign in the summer of 2006. Russel Lee Pitcher is the third person charged for their deaths.

Pitcher is in prison for sexual exploitation of a minor. Kenneth Sean Kelly is serving a 50 year sentence for murder in Jeremiah Haigh's death.

Crystal Myrick is scheduled for trial next month on charges that she helped kill the couple.

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