Danville man accused of killing girlfriend gets 5 years in weapons case

Danville man accused of killing girlfriend gets 5 years in weapons case

DANVILLE — A 27-year-old Danville man who is accused of killing his girlfriend and hiding her body was sentenced to prison in a separate weapons case.

Vermilion County State's Attorney Jacqueline Lacy said Ocheil D. Keys was sentenced earlier this week to five years in prison for unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. He must serve half of his term and was credited with 221 days behind bars.

Keys still faces six counts of first-degree murder and one count of concealment of a homicide in the death of Barbara Rose.

The 50-year-old Danville woman was reported missing by family members on Oct. 24, 2017. After obtaining a search warrant for Ms. Rose's home in the 1100 block of Cleveland Street and collecting sufficient evidence, police arrested Keys, who lived with her and two of her daughters.

At the time of his arrest, Keyes was free on bond for the case he was sentenced for this week.

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