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Chicago woman gets life term for killing officer

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 2:00 p.m. CST

CHICAGO (AP) — A woman convicted of killing a Chicago police officer with his own weapon following an altercation on a mass-transit bus has been ordered to spend the rest of her life in prison.

A Cook County judge sentenced 50-year-old Robin Johnson on Wednesday to a natural life term, plus an additional 15 years.

Johnson was convicted last October of first-degree murder, disarming a police officer and aggravated discharge of a firearm.

Prosecutors say the 2008 shooting occurred after Chicago police officer Richard Francis responded to a report of an altercation on a Chicago Transit Authority bus.

When the 60-year-old officer arrived, Johnson was outside pacing, stomping her feet and talking to herself. They say Johnson then grabbed Francis' gun and shot him.

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