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Mackinaw teen charged as an adult in mother’s 2021 death

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Murder charges against a rural Mackinaw teen in the 2021 death of her mother have been moved to adult felony court.

Dahlia Bolin, 16, faces two counts of first-degree murder in the killing of Rebecca Bolin, and one count of attempted murder for the shooting of Douglas Bolin, who survived the attack.

Dahlia Bolin was originally charged as a juvenile after the alleged murder-for-hire, while three other teens – Nathaniel Maloney, Andre Street and Sage Raeuber – were charged as adults.

From the outset, Tazewell County prosecutors have sought to have Bolin’s charges elevated to felony court. That transfer was granted Friday.

Bolin is scheduled for an April 27 preliminary hearing on the newly filed felony charges. Review hearings in the cases against Maloney, Street and Raeuber are scheduled for April 13.

Contact Joe at jdeacon@ilstu.edu.