But in Illinois, out in 18, minus "time in custody:"
- A man pled guilty Tuesday to shooting his ex-girlfriend and her mother, an off-duty Chicago police officer, and was sentenced to 37 years in prison, according to court records.
Anthony Gates, 30, was sentenced by Cook County Judge Dennis Porter to 31 years in prison for shooting the then-49-year-old officer and six years in prison for shooting his ex-girlfriend, who was 21 at the time, according to court records.
Gates arrived at the girlfriend's home in the 2200 block of East 68th Street late on Nov. 11, 2014, "upset because he felt that he had not been seeing his (2-year-old) son as much as he wanted," according to court documents.
Some fantastic conflict-resolution skills there.
- The boy wasn't hit, but Gates fired at least 10 times at the boy's grandmother, who was sitting behind the wheel of her own car, prosecutors said.
The officer got out of the car and collapsed on the ground as Gates stood over her and kept firing, hitting her in the face, both wrists and her knee, prosecutors said.
That doesn't seem like nearly enough time for an attack like that.
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