Medora man convicted of murder in 2018 shooting death of Chesterfield woman

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  • 2023-01-30 11:10:08Z
  • By The State Journal-Register
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A Medora man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2018 death of a Chesterfield woman in Macoupin County.

The jury deliberated a little under three hours Thursday before rendering the verdict, according to a press release from the Macoupin County state's attorney.

David W. Buck Jr., 39, faces life in prison.

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According to testimony at the trial, Rachel E. Warren and a companion, Allen Wheeler of Chesterfield, picked up Buck on Feb. 8, 2018 to go to Warren's home in the 400 block of North Main Street in Chesterfield.

There, Buck shot Warren, 34, in the head and abducted Wheeler. Buck then forced Wheeler at gunpoint to drive to the countryside where Buck disposed of the murder weapon.

Buck eventually stole Wheeler's truck and was later apprehended in Jersey County after a multiple-county chase.

Chesterfield, a town of about 200, is about 10 miles southwest of Carlinville and three miles east of the Jersey County line.

Buck's sentencing before Judge Joshua A. Meyer is set for Feb. 17.

Contact Steven Spearie: 217-622-1788,,

This article originally appeared on State Journal-Register: A Macoupin County man was convicted of first-degree murder


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