Sangamon County: Man Indicted On 8 Counts Of First Degree Murder

By David Slavik, The Chicago Times

September 29, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, IL – A man suspected of committing a double homicide in Sangamon County was indicted Wednesday on eight counts of first-degree murder.

A Sangamon County Grand Jury indicted 23-year-old Mark N. Crites on 13 counts, including 8 counts of first-degree murder.  The charges stem from the shooting deaths of Gloria and John Norgaard and a separate arson investigation.  Charges include aggravated arson, residential arson, theft, possession of a stolen vehicle, and aggravated possession of stolen firearm.

Crites’ bond has been set at $5 million and faces life in prison if convicted.