Two Arrested In Connection With 2016 Murder

Springfield police have arrested two men in connection with the murder of a young woman in the parking lot of an apartment building last December.

19-year-old Alaysia Bennett was gunned down as she sat in a parked car in a lot on West Washington. Now, 10 months later, police have arrested two men. Devante Taylor of Belleville and Roderick Gailes of Springfield are each charged with two counts of first-degree murder, along with one count each of attempted armed robbery and aggravated discharge of a firearm.

State’s Attorney John Milhiser says the investigation into the crime is continuing.

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