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February 27, 2014

Man charged in Casey homicide

TERRE HAUTE — A Windsor, Ill., man has been charged with three counts of first degree murder in connection with a January homicide in Casey.

Thomas C. Messina, 19, appeared in a Clark County court Thursday morning, where he was charged, and hearing dates were set.

Messina was arrested early Wednesday by the Illinois State Police after an investigation into the death of Gregory Scott Collins.

The body of Collins, 54, and of his dog were found Jan. 15 during an arson investigation at a home in the 700 block of East Jefferson Street in Casey. The Casey Police Department and Illinois State Police investigated the death of Collins after Clark County Coroner Jeff Pearce determined the cause of death to be a homicide.

During Thursday’s court hearing, a public defender was appointed to the case, and a hearing date was set for Monday to schedule a preliminary hearing date.

Bond was set at $500,000, with 10 percent allowed. If bond is posted, Messina is ordered to be placed on electronic home monitoring as an additional condition of release.


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