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26-year prison sentence for 2013 murder
A Rockford man will spend more than two decades in prison after pleading guilty to murder, Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announced.
Joe Michael Boose, 21, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced by Judge John Lowry to 20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and six years for aggravated discharged of a firearm. The terms will run consecutively. Boose was also sentenced to three years mandatory supervised release.
In May 2013, Rockford Police were called to 610 College Ave., for a shooting. When officers arrived, they found the victim, Katelynn Gourley, in the driveway, dead. Boose and Gourley argued before Boose pulled out a gun and shot her in the chest.
Second-degree murder is a Class 1 felony punishable by a sentence of four to 20 years in prison. Aggravated discharge of a firearm is a Class X felony with a sentencing range of six to 30 years.