- Associated Press - Saturday, March 8, 2014

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) - A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for the 2011 stabbing death of his wife.

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin says Clifford Bolden of Carol Stream pleaded guilty but mentally ill on Friday to one count of first-degree murder.

Berlin says the 38-year-old and his wife, Hope Taylor, got into an argument in October 2011. He says Bolden left the apartment, but returned later and stabbed his wife with what’s believed to be a kitchen knife.

He called 911 afterward and was taken into custody.

Taylor died about a month later.

Berlin says “People have to learn that violence is never the answer.” He says if people find themselves in a potentially violent situation, they should walk away and take time to cool off.


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