PRESS RELEASE FROM McDONOUGH COUNTY STATE’S ATTORNEY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
BARDOLPH MAN FOUND GUILTY OF SECOND-DEGREE MURDER
Victim Dalton Rose, 21 of Keokuk

A McDonough County Jury found Brandon A. Whiteman, 21, guilty of Second Degree Murder on Thursday night following a four-day jury trial in Macomb. The McDonough County State’s Attorney’s Office charged Whiteman following the murder of Dalton R. Rose of Keokuk, IA, 21, after Whiteman stabbed Rose in the neck with a knife while on the north side of the Courthouse Square in Macomb in the early morning hours of July 24, 2022.

McDonough County State’s Attorney Matthew Kwacala would like to thank his entire staff, the Macomb Police Department, the McDonough County Sheriff’s Department, the Illinois State Police, the Western Illinois University Police Department, and the FBI for their assistance in investigating and prosecuting the case. A sentencing hearing has been set for January 6, 2023 at 9:00 a.m., where Whiteman faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Matthew P. Kwacala
McDonough County State’s Attorney
One Courthouse Square
Macomb, Illinois 61455
(309) 837-2309
(309) 836-3013 (facsimile)

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