Champaign Man Facing Charges in Death at Party


A 24-year-old Champaign man is facing criminal charges in the death of a man found unresponsive at a party in Normal nearly two months ago.

Javier F. Cordova is being held at the McLean County jail on preliminary charges of involuntary manslaughter in the death of his housemate, 26-year-old Mitchell Robinson, also of Champaign.

Robinson's death was ruled a homicide Tuesday by McLean County Coroner Beth Kimmerling. She said Autopsy results indicated Robinson was brain dead as a result of strangling.

Robinson, a student at Parkland Community College in Champaign, was found by friends in an apartment just after midnight Sept. 27. He was pronounced dead at BroMenn Regional Medical Center in Normal, about an hour later.

Story source: AP