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Sentencing delayed for woman in 2011 killing


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Posted Online: Jan. 30, 2013, 8:31 am
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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) The sentencing hearing has been delayed for a Bloomington woman convicted of strangling her mother-in-law in 2011.

A jury in December found Misook Wang guilty of first-degree murder in the death of 70-year-old Wenlan Linda Tyda of Crest Hill in September 2011.

WJBC Radio reports that Judge Robert Freitag has delayed the sentencing to March 1 after receiving a letter from Wang, who also goes by Misook Nowlin. In the letter, Wang alleges her attorney provided ineffective counsel during her trial.

Freitag has scheduled a hearing Friday to discuss that issue.

During her trial, Wang admitted paying someone to lure her mother-in-law to central Illinois with a job offer. But Wang said she choked her with a purse strap and sweater in self-defense during a struggle.
















 



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