Sentencing upheld for ex-Bear girlfriend’s killer
A judge has refused a request for a lighter sentence by a woman
convicted of killing the pregnant girlfriend of former Chicago
Bears player Shaun Gayle.
Attorneys for Marni Yang, of Deerfield, Ill., filed the motion
to reconsider the life in prison sentence as the final required
step before appealing her conviction for the Oct. 4, 2007, slaying
of Rhoni Reuter and Reuter’s unborn child.
Prosecutors accused Yang of carefully planning the execution of
someone she viewed as a rival for the football player’s
Defense attorneys argued Monday that a life sentence was
excessive. Now that Associate Judge Christopher Stride has rejected
the argument, Yang’s attorneys said they will file an appeal with
the 2nd District Appellate Court.