Arrest and charges in murder of retired minister
Fairview Heights, Ill. – A man has been charged in the death of a retired minister in Fairview Heights.
Kevin Coley is now accused of killing Reverend Raymond Trimble after Trimble tried to evict him. Coley lived in a mobile home on Trimble's property.
He's the brother of Trimble's former son-in-law.
Authorities in St. Clair County allege Coley beat Trimble, 67, with a wooden instrument. They also say Trimble was dead for days when they found his body in his house.
Trimble was a pastor at Canteen Church in Fairmont City for 20 years.
Coley was being held at St. Clair County Jail. FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) - Police say a Metro East man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a retired church pastor, the Reverend Raymond Trimble. Forty-eight-year-old Kevin Cooley of Fairview Heights is jailed in St. Clair County. Authorities say Cooley lived in a mobile home owned by the 67-year-old Trimble.