One of the most rewarding parts of working as a journalist has been my ability to collaborate with other talented reporters on stories. In 2018, I was fortunate to team up with Ryan Denham, WGLT digital content director and former colleague at The Pantagraph, for a project looking deep into the Brittney Mikesell case.
Mikesell was charged with the murder of her boyfriend – even though another person was responsible for his death. The charges were filed under Illinois’ felony murder law that allows a person to face murder charges if they are linked to a death during the commission of a felony.
The story of Brittney and her boyfriend Cullen Hedrick is full of twists and turns — just like the lives they led before that fateful day in December 2017. Story link here