Murphysboro Pair Charged In Murder

(CARBONDALE, IL) — A Jackson County Grand Jury Wednesday indicted a Murphysboro man in the shooting death of Detrick Rodgers last October in Murphysboro. According to Jackson County State’s Attorney Michael Carr, the superseding indictment includes 28-year-old Cortez L. Turner and previously charged Juwan K. Jackson with the shooting that resulted in Rogers’ death in the early morning hours of Oct. 24. Turner and Jackson are both charged with three counts of first degree murder, one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm and one count of conspiracy to commit aggravated discharge of a firearm. The charges of first degree murder allege that the defendants, while acting together and in concert with others, and being legally accountable for the actions of the others killed Rogers without lawful justification, with the intent to kill or do great bodily harm to Rogers or another, shot Rogers with a firearm, thereby causing his death. If convicted, the defendants could be sentenced from 20 to 60 years in the Department of Corrections. Probation is not authorized.  The charge of aggravated discharge of a firearm, a Class 1 Felony, alleges that Jackson and Turner, while acting together and in concert with others, knowingly discharged a firearm in the direction of Rogers. A Class 1 Felony carries a sentence of from four to 15 years in the Department of Corrections and allows for probation. The charge of conspiracy to commit aggravated discharge of a firearm is a Class 2 Felony and carries a potential sentence of from two to five years in the Department of Corrections and also allows for probation.