Plea deal nets 20 years for Peoria man in deadly botched robbery

PEORIA — A Peoria man was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison for his part in a 2012 murder that resulted from a botched robbery.

Robert C. Nunn, Jr. now 23, pleaded guilty in Peoria County Circuit Court to second-degree murder as part of a deal that saw a first-degree murder charge dropped, said his attorney William Loeffel.

The plea came after an appellate court panel last summer threw out Nunn’s conviction for the murder of Kelin “Noopy” Drummond in May 2012. Nunn had originally received a life sentence. But the appellate judges found a judge here improperly barred a Facebook conversation at the December 2012 trial. The case was sent back to Peoria County last summer.

No one disputed Nunn killed Drummond. At issue was whether Nunn shot in self-defense or as the result of a

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