BLOOMINGTON — The trial of a Bloomington man accused of killing three people in a shooting on Riley Drive in Bloomington last year has been postponed.

Mays, 22, is charged with murder in the June 18 shooting deaths of Nate Pena and Corey Jackson, both 22, and Juan Carlos Perez, 33. An attempted-murder charge relates to injuries Pena's 4-year-old son suffered in the incident.

Chicago lawyer Michael Jarard made his first appearance Thursday with Mays since the defendant's recent decision to hire an attorney. 

The judge explained to Mays that his earlier demand for a speedy trial within 120 days of his arrest would be waived if he sought a delay in the trial date. Mays said he understood.

Mays remains jailed in lieu of posting $700,035 on the charges that would send him to prison for life if he is convicted.

Police have not disclosed a motive for the slayings.

Mays was arrested by Milwaukee police in July on drug charges. He unsuccessfully challenged extradition to Illinois and was returned to McLean County in October.

A May 21 status date is set for Mays.   

Photos: 2018-19 McLean County jail mugshots

Contact Edith Brady-Lunny at (309) 820-3276. Follow her on Twitter: @pg_blunny


McLean County Courts Reporter

McLean County courts reporter for The Pantagraph.

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