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5 Arrested in Pana Murder Case


Although no names have been announced, 5 arrests have been made in connection with a weekend murder in Pana.  According to the office of Christian County States Attorney Mike Havera, the Monday arrests were all on mob action charges.  Havera says the investigation is ongoing, and more arrests might be made.


The victim, 29 year old James “Adam” Bertin of Pana was attending a family get together in memory of his cousin, James Cox, who died in the hospital last week.  Bertin was apparently stabbed in the neck.  It’s still not known what caused the the  incident.


The investigation is being conducted by the Pana Police Department, along with the Christian County Sheriff’s office, the Illinois State Police, and the Chistian County  States Attorney’s Office and the Christian County Coroner’s Office.


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