FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Octo­ber 4, 2012

Anna Woman Charged with First Degree Mur­der in Death of Child

Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Stacey R. Tif­fin (DOB 03/21/1973) of 206 East Lewis Street in Anna has been charged with one (1) count of First Degree Mur­der in con­nec­tion with the death of a minor child.  Tif­fin is charged with plac­ing her hand over the mouth and nose of the minor child on the evening of Sep­tem­ber 16, 2012 caus­ing the death of the minor child.  Tif­fin is set for a First Appear­ance on Fri­day, Octo­ber 5, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Union Coun­ty Cour­t­house in Jonesboro.

Tif­fin was arrest­ed on the after­noon of Octo­ber 4, 2012 fol­low­ing in inves­ti­ga­tion by the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office, Illi­nois State Police, and Union Coun­ty Coroner’s Office.  The South­ern Illi­nois Child Death Task Force was also acti­vat­ed as part of the investigation.

The Union Coun­ty State’s Attorney’s Office reminds the pub­lic that charges are not evi­dence of guilt.  A defen­dant is pre­sumed inno­cent and is enti­tled to a fair tri­al in which the gov­ern­ment has the bur­den of prov­ing guilt beyond a rea­son­able doubt.

Media: Please con­tact the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office at (618) 833‑5500 for any avail­able book­ing photographs.