Man Accused Of Killing 8 Captured While Smoking Outside A Bar

A photo released Tuesday, July 1, 2008, by the FBI shows Nicholas T. Sheley, 28, of Sterling, Ill., a man authorities said may be connected to a string of eight killings in Illinois and Missouri. Sheley, 28, an ex-convict who police believe killed eight people in two states and who was the subject of a multistate manhunt was caught Tuesday evening July 1, 2008 in southwestern Illinois, authorities said. (AP Photo/FBI)
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Granite city, Ill. (AP) A man suspected of killing eight people in two states was smoking a cigarette outside an Illinois tavern when he was captured.

Nicholas Sheley went into a bar in Granite City, near St. Louis, where people who'd seen news reports about the manhunt recognized him and called police.

A local police chief says the ex-convict “gave up without a fight.”

A tavern customer says there were “police all over the place”

The killings began last week in Illinois with the beating death of a 93-year-old man whose body was found stuffed in a car trunk. Other victims included a child, and a couple whose blood-soaked dogs were found roaming in the parking lot of a Missouri motel.

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