Man convicted of murder, homicide of an unborn child

HARRISBURG, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a mother and her unborn child.

Rodney E. Black was convicted Thursday of charges stemming from the April 17, 2015, murder of Latisha Reidelberger and the child she was carrying. In addition to murder, the 58-year-old Black was charged with three counts of intentional homicide of an unborn child.

The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale reports Reidelberger was 28 years old and pregnant when Black attacked her inside an Eldorado apartment. One of the homicide charges alleged Black was intent on either killing the mother of three or the unborn child.

Black will be sentenced on May 7 by Saline County Circuit Judge Walden Morris.