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