Ill. woman sentenced for hindering murder probe

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CARMI, Ill. (AP) — The girlfriend of a southern Illinois man who’s imprisoned for the shooting deaths of two campers has been sentenced to 60 days in jail for hindering the investigation.

Thirty-one-year-old Candice Brown of Olney also was ordered Wednesday to serve two and a half years on post-jail probation. She also must perform 100 hours of community service.

A jury convicted Brown in January of obstructing justice by lying to investigators of the 2012 shooting deaths of 22-year-old Jacob Wheeler and 17-year-old Jessica Evans.

Brown’s boyfriend, 38-year-old Danny Coston of Carmi (KAHR’-meye), was sentenced last September to 53 years in prison.

Authorities say the victims had been camping and fishing along the Little Wabash River and were reported missing after they didn’t return home. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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