Bond set for suspects in U of I student’s murder

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. --Two men are in custody tonight and held on $2 million dollars bond each for the death of a University of Illinois student.

Police in Champaign say the men were out to rob the student but the calculated act ended with murder.

Daniel Gonzalez and Reginald James Scott, both 21, are charged with first degree murder and faced a judge earlier this afternoon.

A drug deal involving three bags of cannibas took plac in a parking garage on the evening of January 25th on the university of Illinois campus.

But 20-year-old Viecente Mundo, a junior, had no idea there was someone hiding in the back of a car he entered that night.

Police say the man who set up the meeting was in the driver's seat and someone else, armed with a semi-automatic, was hiding in the trunk.

Police started taking a closer look at Gonzalez as one of the many people who recently communicated-by text, email or phone with the victim in recent days. He, unlike the others , never tried to reach out to Mundo after word of his disappearance.

Gonzalez and Scott are also students in Champaign at another local college.

If convicted, Gonzalez is looking at potentially 75 years in prison. Scott, the gunman could spend his natural life in prison.

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