Alleged Pinnon’s shooter appears in court

Published: Mar. 6, 2023 at 9:57 AM CST
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A man accused of first-degree murder was seen in court Monday.

William Jones, 40, appeared for the first time since he was extradited from Alabama in the murder of 63-year-old Peggy Anderson.

His mother and sister also appeared in court via Zoom.

Jones was arrested on January 13 in Alabama for a shooting outside Pinnon’s meat market in Rockford. He arrived Friday, March 3 at the Winnebago County jail.

He’s accused of shooting and killing the long-time Pinnon’s employee during an attempted armed robbery.

The next court date is scheduled for April 11, with the bond set at $5 million.