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.