Heitbrink Murder Trial Underway

The former president of the Jacksonville Association of Realtors has gone on trial in Morgan County for the 2013 stabbing death of his ex-stepfather-in-law.

51-year-old Robert Heitbrink is accused of killing 70-year-old William McElhaney after accusing the victim of inappropriately touching Heitbrinkā€™s children. Police later interviewed the children, who claimed that no such touching had taken place.

Heitbrink faces between 20 and 60 years in prison, if convicted of the first-degree murder charge. The trial is expected to last into the middle of next week.

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