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Sentencing continued for Quincy man who pleaded guilty in 2019 shooting death

Christopher Huckstep
By Herald-Whig
Posted: Aug. 7, 2020 5:00 pm Updated: Aug. 7, 2020 5:18 pm

QUINCY -- Sentencing has been delayed for a Quincy man who pleaded guilty in the 2019 shooting death of another Quincy man on the city's northwest side.

Christopher T. Huckstep, who faced between 20 and 30 years in prison, appeared Friday in Adams County Circuit Court, but sentencing was delayed after his attorney, Dennis Woodworth, requested a continuance to provide time to discuss matters with his client.

Huckstep, 51, pleaded guilty June 3 to one count of first-degree murder in the Dec. 4, 2019, shooting death of Emond Morris.

Morris was found dead in a home in the 700 block of Cedar Street after the two were involved in a domestic dispute.

Multiple witnesses told police that Huckstep pointed a gun at Morris and shot him.

Huckstep was arrested outside his apartment in the 1200 block of North 12th Street, where he turned a firearm over to police. The gun was later confirmed to be used in the shooting.

Huckstep is set to return to court Sept. 11 for a status hearing.

He has been held in the Adams County Jail since his arrest.

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