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A juror was kicked off the case in the Nicholas Sheley trial today. That prompted calls for a mis-trial.

Testimony delayed and a juror dismissed this morning because he made a comment that the defense "had no case".

Meanwhile, family members of the victims were in court again today. One of them, Kenny Ulve's stepmother talked to us for the first time today. She said she's looking forward to finding closure.

"We all miss him so much," said Lynn Roberts. "It's sometimes hard to go a day without crying when you think of him and all of them... Brock and Kilynna and Dayan and all of the families. I'm handling it better than I thought, but I wasn't here the first two days when the worst was said and I'm glad I wasn't."

Lynn said Nicholas Sheley used to stay at her house when he was a child, making this trial even more difficult to go through.

She said when she first saw Sheley in the courtroom she felt pure anger, now she's is more relaxed and is ready to find peace. Something another family member of a victim knows all about...

Sheley has already been convicted of murdering Bonnie Reed's father in law Russell Reed.

Even though her family isn't involved in this trial, she said she wants to support the other families here, like they did for her.

"It's something important I have to do for my sake and I have to make sure Sheley sees my face so it stays in his mind at all times," said Bonnie Reed.

Bonnie said she doesn't want Sheley ever to forget who she is or what she looks like. Sheley was previously convicted in the murders of Ronald Randall of Galesburg and Russell Reed of Sterling.

Sheley is charged in the murders for four people in a Rock Falls apartment. Kilynna Blake and her son Dayun were killed. Kilynna's boyfriend Brock Branson and their friend Kenneth Ulve.

He still faces charges in the deaths of an Arkansas couple, Tom and Jill Estes, whose bodies were found in Missouri.

As this case unfolds, you can count on KWQC to keep you covered with what is happening in court. Follow the trial with @kwqcnews on Twitter.
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