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Second Thanksgiving Shooting Victim in Farmersville Murder Case Makes Progress

Montgomery County States Attorney Andrew Affrunti could have a star witness in the murder trial of a Collinsville man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend Thanksgiving Day in Farmersville, but even more importantly that star witness, the other shooting victim on Nobbie Street, has made major strides in his recovery at a Springfield Hospital.   Chris Smith of Farmersville was shot in the head in that double shooting at his residence.  He is now out of the intensive care unit and been moved to intermediate care.   His parents tell the Edwardsville intelligencer  they are hopeful he’ll be transferred to an in-patient rehabilitation center. For the moment, the 48-year-old has no memory of the night he was shot and Leslie Reeves was murdered.  The two met on their first date.  48-year-old Robert Bobby tarr is being held on first degree murder charges in the case.    A trust has been set up at the Bank and Trust Company in Farmersville that donors can contribute to, and a GoFundMe page has been set up by Smith’s sister to help pay for his care.