PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The attorney representing the man accused of killing a retired Peoria doctor requested a new judge Thursday.
Prosecutors said Robert Ely, 54, stabbed and killed Dr. William Marshall with a knife after conning his way into the surgeon’s North Peoria home in January.
Attorney William Wolf filed a motion to substitute a judge for the case.
Chief Circuit Judge Katherine Gorman is expected to choose a new judge some time next week and set a new court date at that time. Wolf said his client plans to enter a ‘not guilty’ plea at that time.
Ely was arrested in St. Louis on June 9 and extradited to Peoria on June 16. He remains in jail on a $5 million bond.