Illinois man gets 50 years for stabbing woman 50 times

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    Illinois man gets 50 years for stabbing woman 50 times

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    Illinois man gets 50 years for stabbing woman 50 times
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    09/18/2009

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — A McLean County judge has sentenced a 47-year-old man from Normal to 50 years in prison for stabbing his former girlfriend more than 50 times.

    In handing down the sentence Thursday against Dennis McMillian, Circuit Judge Scott Drazewski rejected defense attorneys' arguments for leniency, which were based on McMillian's long history of alcohol abuse and mental health issues. Drazewski told McMillian that not everyone who suffers from post-traumatic stress or bipolar disorder becomes a killer.

    McMillian had pleaded guilty one count of first-degree murder in the August 2008 slaying of Angel Neal, 34.

    He still faces a charge of aggravated battery for slashing Neal's 16-year-old son when the son tried to protect his mother.
    I don't know the details of where this crime occurred, either in public (where she could not legally have a gun), or in her home (where maybe she could have owned a gun).

    However, having a gun could have given her a chance to live.

    Edit: did some more research and found the stabbing occurred at their home. They were living together. Here is something else interesting I found:
    The defense argued that Neal's motion to dismiss an order of protection against McMillian days before the attack was proof she wanted to stay together. He was staying at her apartment at the time of the killing.
    http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local...cc4c03286.html

    Apparently she didn't know him as well as she thought she did.

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    A stab a year...still not enough time!
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    Pled guilty to First Degree Murder... They ever hear of "Life Without Parole" in Illinois?

    Fifty years leaves too much chance at parole! Not enough time!
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    He'll do two years max.
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    When a person gets stabbed that many times it usually IS a Crime Of Passion.

    In my book Murder is Murder and it's ever increasing.

    We really need to bring back public hanging.

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    Having had to use my knife a couple of times,50 stabs must have been very tiring,to the point that the stabber MUST have been off center mentally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    When a person gets stabbed that many times it usually IS a Crime Of Passion.

    In my book Murder is Murder and it's ever increasing.

    We really need to bring back public hanging.
    I'd prefer we start public executions by guillotine.
    That'd make an impression.
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    Once you continue to stab a person past the point when they are already dead ...would't the crime then shift to being "Abuse Of A Corpse?"
    Interesting question.

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    A stab a year...still not enough time!
    Hell we had someone here convicted last week. He stabbed his girlfriend in a rage 215 times, he got 18 years (no parole).
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    A stab a year...still not enough time!
    I agree with that.... and you forgot to say: "feed him to the gators!"
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