Whiteside, Ingram sentenced to prison for attempted murder

Margi Washburn, Kewanee Star Courier
Quenton Whiteside is led out of the courtroom after pleading guilty to the attempted murder of Michael Palmer.

Two men accused of attacking a man in Galva were sentenced to prison for attempted murder in Henry County Court Thursday, Aug. 16.

Quenton D. Whiteside, 26, pleaded guilty to Class X felony attempted murder of Michael W. Palmer, 21, of Burlington, Iowa, and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Whiteside was found guilty by a jury on Dec. 8, 2017. The case was filed on April 18, 2017.

Whiteside was charged with stabbing Palmer and striking him with an axe handle on April 17 at a Galva home. Palmer suffered significant injuries including multiple skull fractures and multiple stab wounds puncturing his lung and lacerating his liver.

In addition to serving 85 percent of his prison sentence, Whiteside was sentenced to three years of mandatory supervised release, court costs and fees.

Judge Terry Patton informed Whiteside that due to his guilty plea he waived his right to seek a new trial or to appeal any errors. Whiteside has been held on $2 million bond since his arrest.

Caine D. Ingram, 20, no address listed, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the Class X felony charge of attempted murder of Palmer.

The charge was filed April 18, 2017. Four Class 3 felony charges of aggravated battery were dismissed by the State.

On April 17, Galva police were dispatched to a residence on a report of a man who was stabbed and had skull fractures. Court records show that Ingram was found at the scene, told police he “stabbed the guy” and turned over several knives he had in his possession.

In addition to prison, Ingram was sentenced to three years of mandatory supervised release, court costs and fees. He has been held in the Henry County jail on $2 million bond.

Ingram must serve 85 percent of his sentence. He will receive credit for time served in jail.