Illinois man who killed ex-wife’s attorney dies in Lawrence County Correctional Center

A western Illinois man who killed his ex-wife’s divorce lawyer and then eluded police for several months in 1996 has died in prison. The Illinois Department of Corrections says that 61 year-old Kelly Lee McGinnis, died Monday while incarcerated in Lawrence Correctional Center in Sumner. McGinnis shot and killed Thomas Meyer in Greenville in August of 1996,  then evaded capture for more than 80 days.  He was captured on November 9th of that same year after firing shots in the office of his former attorney in Vandalia. Nobody was injured in the Vandalia shooting. McGinnis was sentenced to 60 years in prison for Meyer’s death. The IDOC is investigating the circumstances of the death, but officials say they believe McGinnis died from complications caused by the flu.