Woman sentenced to 20 years for role in 2008 murder
From press release
Elizabeth Lawyer, 28, was sentenced Dec. 1 by Judge Ron White to a term of 20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the offense of first-degree murder.
May 27, 2008, police responded to 20th Avenue and Parmele Street in reference to a deceased black male subject in the driver’s seat of a black Pontiac Bonneville. Police identified the deceased male as Larry Wright, who died of a gunshot wound to the head.
During the investigation, which involved multiple police agencies, it was determined Lawyer, along with two other males, were involved with the shooting death of Wright.
First degree-murder is a Class M felony with a sentencing range of 20-60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with three years of mandatory supervisory release. The defendant must serve 100 percent of the sentence under Illinois law.
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