Central Illinois man guilty in deaths of mother, daughter

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of his live-in girlfriend and her adult daughter.

Jonathon Perry was accused in the March 2020 killing of 54-year-old Kimberly Coyne and her 24-year-old daughter, Blair Coyne, at their home northwest of the village of St. Joseph.

A Champaign County jury deliberated two hours Thursday before convicting the 30-year-old Perry. Because he was found guilty of two murders, Judge Randy Rosenbaum is obligated to sentence Perry to life in prison. A sentencing date was scheduled for April 22.