Appeals Court Upholds Conviction of Steson Crider
An appellate court last week upheld the murder conviction of an Arizona in connection with the shooting death of a 12 year old boy in 2015.
In a unanimous decision, the 4th Illinois Appellate Court affirmed the conviction of 23 year old Steson Crider in the shooting death of Ray Humphrey, Jr. outside a home in the 1100 block of North Fifth on March 28th, 2015.
The appellate court ruled that Judge Robert Adrian did not abuse the court’s discretion by denying a change of venue requested by Crider’s attorney.
Crider had claimed that the denial of the motion had denied him his right to a trial by an impartial jury.
The court did order that a new restitution hearing be scheduled in the case.
Crider is currently serving a 65 year sentence in the Illinois Department of Corrections.