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Shadwick King wants murder sentence reduced

Shadwick King
Shadwick King

ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A Geneva man convicted of murdering his wife wants his 30-year prison sentence to be reconsidered, according to court records.

Kane County Public Defender Kelli Childress on Aug. 25 filed a motion on Shadwick King’s behalf to have his sentence reconsidered. Another motion was filed requesting a statement of reasons for King’s sentence.

King, 48, was sentenced July 31 to 30 years in an Illinois prison in the July 6, 2014, death of his wife, Kathleen, 32.

In her motion, Childress said the court considered evidence that was inadmissible as aggravation against King and considered written statements in aggravation from people not authorized by statute to present victim impact statements.

Childress also wrote in the motion the sentence imposed on King was 10 years in excess of the minimum sentence and “unduly harsh.”

As of Wednesday afternoon, Kane County prosecutors had not yet filed the responses to Childress’ motions. They will be at a Sept. 9 hearing to present arguments for the motions.

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