Bench trial confirmed for Vandalia man accused of attempted murder of his wife

Bench trial confirmed for Vandalia man accused of attempted murder of his wife

FAYETTE COUNTY, IL — The Fayette County bench trial of a 50-year-old Vandalia man accused of the attempted murder of his wife was confirmed during a Tuesday court hearing.

Gregory M. Hill will be tried June 17th in the Fayette County courthouse.

Hill was arrested and charged in 2017 with Class X felony attempted murder for allegedly throwing his wife to the floor with the intent of killing her. If convicted, he could be sentenced to between 6 and 30 years in prison.

Heather Hill reportedly suffered a spinal injury in the incident that has rendered her a quadriplegic and left her bed-bound and living in a nursing home.

The defendant previously waived his right to a trial by jury and instead opted to have his case tried by a judge. A March bench trial setting was vacated due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to the attempted murder charge, Hill is also charged with aggravated domestic battery. He remains in the Fayette County Jail with bail set at $750,000.

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