- Associated Press - Friday, October 10, 2014

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) - A 160-year prison sentence was handed a man convicted of stabbing to death a suburban Chicago high school freshman during a 2011 burglary of her home.

John Wilson Jr. was sentenced Friday after a hearing during which the mother of 14-year-old Kelli O’Laughlin testified. Prosecutors contended the teenager was killed in her Indian Head Park home when she interrupted Wilson burglarizing the residence.

Brenda O’Laughlin testified she wished she’d been the one who walked into the house that day “to see that evil killer.” After killing the teen, the 41-year-old Wilson sent the mother taunting texts from the girl’s cellphone.

WLS-TV reports (https://abc7.ws/1s3z0NO ) when questioned by the judge, Wilson said he didn’t know why he was in court and “the voices in me told me not to talk to you.”

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