Wife, daughter of inmate charged with stealing from relative
JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The wife and daughter of a central Illinois man imprisoned for murder and arson have been charged with joining the inmate to steal from a relative.
The State Journal-Register in Springfield reports Joyce Gill and Jewell Maul, both of Jacksonville, are charged in Morgan County Circuit Court with financial exploitation of an elderly person.
Authorities say the 63-year-old Gill and the 38-year-old Maul joined with Robert Gill to steal more than $50,000 from a relative. The 64-year-old Gill, who is in prison for the 2015 murder of his former son-in-law Andrew Maul, allegedly orchestrated the theft prior to the murder and will also face the same charge.
Jacksonville police Lt. Doug Thompson says the financial exploitation charges are a direct result of the investigation into the murder.
Robert Gill pleaded guilty in November to murder and arson.
It wasn’t immediately known if any of the suspects have legal representation.
Information from: The State Journal-Register, http://www.sj-r.com