Two life sentences for convicted killer
The woman convicted of killing the pregnant girlfriend of former
Chicago Bears player Shaun Gayle received two concurrent life
sentences without the possibility of parole Friday.
In March, a jury in Waukegan, Ill., found Marni Yang guilty of
murdering Rhoni Reuter in 2007.
The key evidence included recorded conversations between Yang
and a friend of hers, in which Yang described extensive details of
the murder scene.
Gayle was expected to be among those giving victim impact
statements during Yang’s sentencing hearing Friday, but did not
because the defense raised questions about his connection to the
Instead, Reuter’s brother gave a victim impact statement,
talking about his niece who would have been born Dec. 18 and saying
the family would never get over the loss.
The judge in the case used the words “methodical,” “maniacal”
and “meticulous” to describe the crime.
Yang sat quietly in court, and her attorney read a statement on
her behalf in court saying she was extremely sorry for what