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April 18, 2024

Zackary Smith Sentenced to 45 Years; Murder, Firearm –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On January 9, 2022

Edgar County, IL. (ECWd) –

Zackary Smith was convicted of the June 8, 2021, first degree murder with the use of a firearm in the murder of Mathew M. Morgan of Paris, Illinois.

According to, on December 30, 2021, Smith was sentenced to the following:

  • Hearing on Motion for New Trial held. Motion is denied.
  • Deft is sentenced to minimum 20 years plus additional 25 years for use of firearm for a total of 45 years DOC to be served at
    100 percent,
  • credit for 206 days previously served (6/8/21-12/30/21),
  • plus 3 yrs MSR.

He has appealed his conviction.



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1 Comment
  • EP
    Posted at 13:29h, 10 January

    Guy looks like Charlie Mansons’ grandson.