Zarious Fair

The murder case of 14-year-old Zaveon Marks is back in adult court. 

Jeff Smudde / WGLT

A judge denied a request to scale back the sentencing exposure for Zaveon Marks, the 14 year old accused of murdering fellow Peoria teen Zarious Fair in June.

Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

As Peoria grapples with gun violence among youth, criminal justice advocates argue the county is resorting to controversial measures.

Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

Fourteen-year-old Zaveon Marks has pleaded not guilty to the murder of 16-year-old Zarious Fair. 

Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

A 14-year-old Peorian faces first degree murder charges in adult court for the June shooting death of 16-year-old Zarious Fair. 

Zaveon Marks faces two counts of first-degree murder and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with the murder in the 700 block of E. Frye in Peoria's East Bluff neighborhood.

WTVP

PEORIA -- Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis said police and city leaders need the community to help stand up against violence.