Man charged in Oct. 5, 2005, shooting death sentenced to 20 years
From press release
The office of Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announced Aug. 27 that Sidney Price, 21, pled guilty Aug. 25 to first-degree murder before Judge John Truitt in connection with the Oct. 5, 2005, shooting death of 27-year-old Bernard Melton Jr.
Melton was shot during an armed robbery. The defendant pled guilty to felony murder. Price received 20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Co-defendant Scottie Clemons was previously sentenced to serve 35 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
The defendant will serve 100 percent of this sentence.
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