Prison sentence for 2005 slaying of Aurora woman voided
Jun 14, 2013 8:36 PM -
A state appellate court on Friday voided a 35-year prison sentence for a man who pleaded guilty to killing a woman in Aurora in 2005. Gareng Deng, now 21, was 17 when he accepted a plea agreement with Kane County prosecutors for the Oct. 31, 2005, murder of 47-year-old Marilyn Bethell of Aurora. On Friday, the Second District Illinois Appellate Court overturned a circuit court ruling, allowing the case to go back to that court where Deng can enter a new plea.