(Hillsboro) Last week, Nicholas Sheley of Illinois pled guilty to two counts of Murder in the 1st Degree, and two counts of Armed Criminal Action. He has been in the Jefferson County Jail since early 2015 awaiting trial for the murders of Thomas and Jill Estes back in 2008. Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak says he was in solitary confinement ever since his arrival…..but there were some issues that surfaced from time to time.
Sheley was sentenced to life in prison for the crimes. He will likely be transported back to Illinois to serve his time, as he was convicted of several murders there as well.