- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 11, 2017

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) - A 55-year prison sentence has been handed a suburban Chicago man convicted in the 2013 shooting death of his mother.

DuPage County Circuit Judge Daniel Guerin on Tuesday sentenced Michael Bassaly to 30 years for the fatal shooting of 61-year-old Yvonne Zaky Bassaly. The judge added 25-years to the sentence for discharge of the weapon.

The woman’s body was found by police in a car parked outside a Coptic church they attended in Burr Ridge. The 30-year-old Bassaly was found guilty of first-degree murder after a three-day trial in February.

Prosecutors say at the time of the killing, the Department of Homeland Security was investigating Bassaly on suspicion of filing fake asylum applications.

Bassaly has been held without bond at the DuPage County jail since the killing.

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