Parolee who lived with judge charged with murder

In this BND file video from Jan. 4, 2017, investigators announced first-degree murder charges against David Fields, 20, of Belleville, in connection with the Dec. 29, 2016, shooting death of Carl Silas, 28, of Belleville.
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In this BND file video from Jan. 4, 2017, investigators announced first-degree murder charges against David Fields, 20, of Belleville, in connection with the Dec. 29, 2016, shooting death of Carl Silas, 28, of Belleville.

Carolyn P. Smith has worked for the Belleville News-Democrat for 18 years and currently covers breaking news in the Metro-East. She graduated from the Journalism School at the University of Missouri at Columbia and says news is in her DNA.

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