From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
GENESEO, Ill. — An Alabama woman has been charged with attempted first-degree murder in what authorities say was a failed plot to kill two people in Illinois. Her bond was set at $500,000.
News outlets report Shannon J. Jones, of Jefferson County, was arrested this week and also charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. The deputy chief of Geneseo, Illinois, police released a statement Monday saying the charges stem from an attempted poisoning and attempted bludgeoning.
Deputy Chief Gene Karzin said Jones and the person she was conspiring with drugged a drink that was consumed by someone Friday. That person got sick but suffered no lasting effects. The statement says Jones and her co-conspirator then attempted to bludgeon to death another person at an area home.
Jones and the second suspect allegedly planned the murders over the last several weeks, Karzin said.
Authorities didn’t immediately name the co-conspirator. Police say more arrests are expected.