Woman gets 10 years for 2013 involuntary manslaughter

Sarah Bates
Sarah Bates

Online Staff Report

Sarah Bates, 28, who pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter in front of Judge John Truitt Nov. 24, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and will be on mandatory supervised release for two years after she is released from prison.

In September 2013, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Police were called to an apartment at 4949 Linden Road for a domestic dispute. Deputies found the body of Kent Mazique inside an apartment, on the floor. An autopsy determined Mazique died as a result of being stabbed. Bates was arrested and admitted she stabbed Mazique after the two got into an argument.

Involuntary manslaughter is a Class 2 felony punishable by a sentence of three to 14 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, followed by two years of mandatory supervised release.

Posted Nov. 25, 2014

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