By Howard Packowitz
BLOOMINGTON – The suspect in a Bloomington triple murder is back in McLean County to answer to the charges three months after his arrest in a Milwaukee drug case.
McLean County Assistant State’s Attorney Kristin Alferink said a Bloomington Police transport team using “multiple vehicles” returned Sydney Mays,25, to the Twin-Cities about 3 p.m. on Thursday.
Milwaukee Police arrested Mays on drug charges July 12. Mays fought extradition, requiring local authorities to show why Mays should be sent back to face charges he shot to death three men and gravely wounded a child in an apartment building at 311 Riley Drive June 18.
“He has an absolute right to challenge his extradition. We honored that right and got the appropriate paperwork, which included a governor’s warrant and then we served him with the governor’s warrant,” Alferink said.
The prosecutor said a judge will decide at Mays’ first court appearance whether to make changes to the bond, which was initially set at $7 million. The judge will also consider whether to appoint a public defender or require Mays to hire a private attorney.
Mays is charged with six counts of first degree murder for allegedly shooting to death Juan Perez Macedo, 33, also known as Carlos, Corey Jackson and Nathaniel Pena, both 22. Two attempt murder charges allege Mays also shot a four year old boy. Mays is also charged with aggravated battery and aggravated discharge of a firearm.
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