GALESBURG – Hazel Ivy has been sentenced to 53 years within the Illinois Division of Corrections for killing her 7-year-old daughter.
Ivey, 31, will serve 100% of the sentence handed down by Circuit Courtroom Decide Andrew Doyle throughout a Sept. 29 listening to. ivy Plead guilty but mentally ill Charged with first diploma homicide in June.
In keeping with a information launch offered by Knox County State’s Lawyer Jeremy Carlin, the courtroom heard testimony from a forensic pathologist who carried out an post-mortem on 7-year-old Willow Banks. The pathologist testified that the kid had a number of stab wounds to the again of the top, along with the strangulation accidents.
Earlier than pleading responsible however mentally in poor health, Ivy was dealing with 20-60 years, eligible for all times, for 2 counts of first-degree homicide. The plea narrowed Ivey’s doable sentence vary to 20-53 years, with 100% of the sentence required to be served.
Throughout a earlier listening to in February, Galesburg Police Division Detective Travis Smith testified that he was notified of a doable murder on the morning of January 24, 2021. Officers then found the physique of a deceased teenage lady in an upstairs bed room of an condo. within the Cedar Creek Public Housing Advanced.
Smith testified that he interviewed Ivy on the police station the place he stated he had “samped.”
This text initially appeared within the Glassburg Register-Mail: Hazel Ivy is sentenced to 53 years in prison for the murder of her daughter in Galesburg