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Belleville Man Sentenced To 40 Years For Washington County Murder

A mug shot of Kevin Loucks
Illinois State Police (provided)
Kevin Loucks

45 year-old Kevin Loucks has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the murder 44 year-old Montez Pearson.

The Belleville Illinois native was found guilty of First-Degree Murder last October after an extensive investigation by the Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation Zone 7.

Pearson was found dead near Lunte Creek Road in Washington County on July 19, 2023. Loucks was taken into custody on July 23, after a search warrant was executed at his residence in Belleville.

Jared Harris is a student news contributor for WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org
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