Metro-East News

Suspect charged 7 months after man shot, killed during argument in Illinois

Judious Kizeart
Judious Kizeart

A Carbondale man was indicted by a grand jury on murder charges in connection to a shooting in February that killed a 35-year-old man.

Judious M. Kizeart, 24, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of armed robbery, one count of robbery and one count of criminal cannabis conspiracy, according to a Jackson County State’s Attorney news release.

On Feb. 15, Brandon L. Brooks, 35, also of Carbondale, died when he was shot during an argument in the 400th block of East Mill Street in the city.

The release stated that if convicted, Kizeart faces 20 to 60 years in prison for the murder charge, 6 to 30 years in prison for the armed robbery charge, maximum sentence of seven years in prison for robbery and a maximum of five years in prison for the cannabis charge.

Kizeart was arrested on Thursday and is being held on a $2 million bail, the news release stated.

A court date has not yet been set for him, according to a WSILE report.

Hana Muslic: 618-239-2626, @h_muslic