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$5 million bond for Richmond man accused of shooting man to death

John M. Maki Jr., 47, of unincorporated Richmond.

A 47-year-old Richmond man charged with first-degree murder is accused of shooting and killing a man inside a home near unincorporated Richmond Wednesday evening, court records show.

John M. Maki Jr., 47, of unincorporated Richmond, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder. He is being held on a $5 million bond in the McHenry County Jail and has been appointed a public defender, court records show.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday to assist the fire department with a call in the 11100 block of Serenity Path, which is in a subdivision that is east of Richmond and north of Spring Grove.

Sheriff’s deputies found Maki Jr. and a deceased man inside the home. An investigation was launched and the McHenry County Major Investigation Assistance Team was requested.

Detectives and crime scene technicians investigate the scene of a murder in the 11100 block of Serenity Path in unincorporated Richmond on Wednesday.

A criminal complaint filed in court shows that the victim was Dylan Sanchez. The McHenry County Coroner’s Office has not released any additional details about the victim yet.

Maki Jr. was taken into custody and charged, the sheriff’s office said. The Spring Grove Police Department, Illinois State Police, Spring Grove Fire Protection District and Richmond Fire Protection District also responded to the scene.

An autopsy has been scheduled for Friday with the McHenry County Coroner’s Office. Maki Jr. is scheduled to appear in court on May 31.

The incident remains under investigation by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, McHenry County Major Investigation Assistance Team and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division at 815-334-4750.

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