Charged With Murder
A Jacksonville man charged with murder for the death of his girlfriend will not have his bond lowered. Richard Pilkington appeared in Calhoun County Circuit Court today. The judge denied a request to lower Pilkington's bond from $500,000 to $50,000. He's accused of beating Tracy Strange to death. On August 17, Jacksonville police were called to a mobile home the couple shared on Penn Avenue. That's where they found Strange suffering from severe injuries to her head and face. She was pronounced dead at Jacksonville Regional Medical Center.