- Associated Press - Friday, March 7, 2014

GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) - A western Illinois man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison in the stabbing death of a Galesburg man.

WGIL radio reports that Kai Lefler of Oneida was sentenced Friday for killing Robert Kilgore in January 2013.

Prosecutors say Kilgore was stabbed multiple times when he confronted Lefler, who they believe was trying to break into Kilgore’s parked car. Lefler was convicted in November 2013.

Knox County Circuit Court Judge Scott Shipplett noted Lefler’s previous criminal record when sentencing him to the maximum prison time.

Lefler apologized in court.

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