23-year-old Thomas Davidson of Poseyville appeared in a White County, Illinois Court this week for a preliminary hearing in the murder of 58-year-old Sandra Burkhardt of Poseyville.
The Evansville Courier-Press reports Davidson told police in an interview that he shot Burkhardt in the mouth in a White County cornfield to put her out of her misery.
Davidson reportedly had shot her three times already.
He reportedly said she was praying and was in a lot of pain so he shot her again.
Davidson is being held in the White County Jail on two-million dollars bond awaiting his arraignment on September 30th.