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Illinois man indicted on state charges in deputy's killing

FILE--This undated booking file photo released by Illinois Department of Corrections shows Floyd E. Brown. Brown has pleaded not guilty in a federal case accusing him of fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy who was trying to serve an arrest warrant at a hotel. Brown of Springfield appeared in Rockford federal court Wednesday, March 20, 2019 sitting in a wheelchair and wearing green jail scrubs. A grand jury Tuesday indicted him on murder and weapons charges.(Illinois Department of Corrections via AP,File)
March 27, 2019 - 1:03 PM

ROCKFORD, Ill. - An Illinois man facing federal murder charges in the killing a sheriff's deputy now faces state charges, as well.

Winnebago County State's Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross said Wednesday that a grand jury indicted 39-year-old Floyd E. Brown, of Springfield, on 75 counts, including 60 counts of first-degree murder.

Brown has already pleaded not guilty to the federal first-degree murder and weapons charges in the fatal shooting of 35-year-old McHenry County Sheriff's Deputy Jacob Keltner on March 7.

Keltner was a member of a U.S. Marshal's fugitive task force trying to serve Brown an arrest warrant at a Rockford hotel when authorities say Brown shot and killed him.

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