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Posted: Wednesday, August 5, 1998 1:00 am

Waiving his right to a preliminary hearing, Daniel Bailey will stand trial Sept. 21 for first-degree murder in the shooting death of Holly Gustafson.

Mr. Bailey, 27, who said in court Tuesday his address is 1016 W. Willcox, Peoria, is accused of shooting Ms. Gustafson, 21, Moline, nine times as she sat in her car in the Rock Island city parking ramp July 27. The couple's 7-month-old daughter was in the backseat.

He is being held in the Rock Island County Jail in lieu of $2 million bail.

By waiving his preliminary hearing, Mr. Bailey did not have to hear any evidence. He answered questions from Judge John Donald O'Shea so softly he was asked to speak up so his comments could be placed into record.

A pair of prosecution motions also were approved during the hearing. The first is for Mr. Bailey to appear in a lineup for witnesses, while the second asked for blood samples.

The investigation is ongoing, according to Rock Island Police Capt. Don Reichert. As part of the investigation, Rock Island Police detectives have traveled to Peoria, where Mr. Bailey lived. Investigators plan to go again, according to Capt. Reichert.

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