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Indiana man charged in Sugar Grove attack receives 80 years in prison

An Indiana man has been sentenced to 80 years in prison for trying to kill his ex-wife at her job two years ago in Sugar Grove.

Kane County Circuit Judge Donald M. Tegeler Jr. on Dec. 23 sentenced Kennrith L. Foster, 50, to 80 years in prison.

Foster was charged with attempted first-degree murder, armed robbery, armed violence, aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated domestic battery and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, all felonies. He waived his right to a jury trial.

Kane County Assistant State’s Attorneys Greg Sams and Hillary Sadler presented evidence that about 3 a.m. Dec. 17, 2017, Foster entered a business in the 300 block of Sugar Grove Parkway, Sugar Grove, in search of his former wife, according to a news release from the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office. He approached her, put a handgun to her head and fired a single shot, striking her in the head, the release stated.

Foster then beat, choked and stomped on the victim before fleeing the scene, according to the release. The FBI took him into custody 11 days later in Phoenix.

According to Illinois law, Foster must serve at least 85% of the sentence. Foster receives credit for 726 days served in the Kane County Jail.

“I hope this victim finds justice in this sentence and relief in the knowledge that Mr. Foster will be spending the rest of his life behind bars,” Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said in the release.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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