Man sentenced to maximum 60 years for 2007 beating death of neighbor
Online Staff Report
Edward Bryant, 48, has been sentenced by Judge Rosemary Collins to 60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the offense of first-degree murder. Bryant was found guilty after a jury trial May 18.
June 21, 2007, Bryant beat his neighbor, William Jacobsen, in the head, resulting in his death. Jacobsen was 50 at the time of his death.
First-degree murder is a class M felony that has a sentencing range of 20 to 60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Truth in sentencing applies with this charge, and the defendant will have to serve 100 percent of the sentence he receives. The defendant received the maximum sentence for this offense.
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