Obstruction Charges in Quincy Murder Case Dropped
Charges of obstruction of justice related to a Quincy murder conviction are being dropped.
Charges against Julia Crider, Stefan Crider III and Stefan Crider Jr. are no longer being pursued. State’s Attorney Gary Farha says “this determination is the result of consideration of the emotional toll another jury trial would inflict on the victims family and of the previously obtained conviction by the Adams County State’s Attorney’s office against Steson Crider.” Farha says recent changes in sentencing guidelines mean attaining a prison sentence for obstructing justice. Farha also indicates the victim’s family is in full agreement with the action. The decision follows extensive consultation with the victim’s family and Quincy Police. Steson Crider was convicted of first degree murder in the shooting death of Rayshone Humphrey Jr. in early 2015.