Ottawa man gets 4 years for child pornography

Three murder also cases postponed in La Salle County

  • Bradley M. French, 28, formerly of Varna, was scheduled for jury trial Monday on first-degree murder for the bow-and-arrow killing of Joshua Scaman in 2015. His first conviction was reversed on appeal and he faces a do-over trial, now set for Sept. 27.
  • Donald A. Fredres, 37, of Sandwich still awaits a complete psychiatric evaluation before he can stand trial for allegedly shooting his former in-laws to death inside their Sheridan home. He will next appear Sept. 3 for a status hearing.
  • Jeffrey L. Price, 34, formerly of Marseilles will next appear Sept. 10 on a post-trial motion. Price is serving 35 years for the murder of a 9-day-old infant in 2017.
Tom Collins

Tom Collins

Tom Collins covers criminal justice in La Salle County.