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Murder charges added for Pittsfield man accused of murdering woman

A Pittsfield, Illinois, man has been charged with murder in the death of a woman he lived with. 

Court documents stated David Sampley was charged with first degree murder. They stated he caused Sharon Welch’s death by forcing a sock in her mouth and walking on her. 

Sampley was found unfit to stand trial following a mental evaluation, but his status could change. 

Sampley had already been charged with aggravated domestic battery, criminal sexual assault and domestic battery. 


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