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James Ealy must to wait awhile to learn his prison sentence for the November 2006 slaying of his former boss at a Lindenhurst Burger King. In May, a jury convicted Ealy of murdering Mary Hutchison. Lake County Assistant State's Attorney Stephen Scheller said Wednesday that Ealy's sentencing has been continued to Sept. 10. Prosecutors said Ealy, 48, formerly of Lake Villa, drove to the now-shuttered Burger King restaurant on Grand Avenue in Lindenhurst in the early morning hours and strangled the 45-year-old Hutchison using the bow tie from her uniform. Ealy faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.

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