Conviction but no 'life' sentence for Elgin woman, 84

There are 1 comment on the May 1, 2012, The Courier-News story titled Conviction but no 'life' sentence for Elgin woman, 84. In it, The Courier-News reports that:

An 84-year-old Elgin woman with a lengthy record of drug arrests faced the likelihood of spending the rest of her life in prison for cutting a policeman's index finger.

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Chicago, IL

#1 May 2, 2012
What an offensive waste of tax dollars - the State's Attorney who approved felony charges should be ashamed. How much do you think it costs to hold a trial? Think about it - the salaries for the clerks, sheriffs, judge, state's attorneys and not to mention the cost of incarceration for six years minimum if she had been convicted? Instead we now will use our tax dollars to pay for this woman to check in with her probation officer for the next year! The state's attorney's office should find a better use for their time and money - maybe they can host a training seminar for their staff on using common sense.

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