- Associated Press - Friday, June 2, 2017

GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) - A northwest Illinois man has been handed a 40-year prison sentence in connection with a home invasion turned homicide last year.

The (Galesburg) Register-Mail reports (https://bit.ly/2rNmzhH ) 20-year-old Miguel A. Romo of Galesburg was sentenced Thursday in the death of 19-year-old Dakota R. Tinkham, who was found in March 2016.

Romo is among several charged in the case and faced first-degree murder, along with other charges.

Knox County prosecutors had sought 60 years. But Romo’s defense attorney Scott Kamin sought a lesser sentence, saying Romo wanted to form a relationship with his 1-year-old son and missed his birth while incarcerated in Knox County.

Romo was found guilty in January. He didn’t testify during his trial.

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Information from: The Register-Mail, https://www.register-mail.com

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