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.