GALESBURG — Family and friends of Jenni McGruder reacted Monday as a Knox County jury convicted Jonathan Kelly, 29, Selden Street, of first-degree murder. Kelly showed little expression.
Kelly fired the bullet that killed McGruder, 26, early Easter morning in a downtown city parking lot. Testimony showed Kelly fired three shots from a .40-caliber pistol during a fracas April 1, 2018, outside of Seminary Street Pub.
Kelly faces 45 years to life in prison for the crime.