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110-year sentence in clerk’s killing

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

WAUKEGAN (AP) – A Lake County judge has given a 110-year prison sentence to a man convicted in the 2007 killing of a suburban Chicago woman.

Montago Suggs was sentenced Tuesday in Waukegan. Lake County Judge Daniel Shanes told the 29-year-old he wants him to “spend the rest of your days in prison.”

Suggs was convicted in September in the shooting death of 22-year-old Melinda Morrell of Round Lake Park at a Check ‘n Go in Waukegan.

The News-Sun reports Suggs apologized to Morrell’s family and said he wanted them to know he didn’t kill Morrell. He said he’s “not a monster.”

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