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Rock Falls man sentenced to 21 years in death of DCFS worker

Andrew J. Sucher
Andrew J. Sucher

MOUNT CARROLL – The Rock Falls man whose attack caused the death of a Sterling-based DCFS worker was sentenced today to 21 years without parole.

Andrew "A.J." Sucher, 26, attacked Pamela Sue Knight, 59, at his parents' house in Milledgeville on Sept. 29, 2017, while she was there to take a 2-year-old child into protective custody.

He kicked the Dixon woman in the head, fracturing her skull and causing severe brain damage; she was comatose for about 2 months after the beating and died about 5 months later, on Feb. 8, 2018, of "complications of blunt force head injuries due to assault," the Cook County medical examiner's office said.

– This story will be updated.

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