Husband-killer pleads guilty, mentally ill

Oct. 26, 2006 at 8:00 PM
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WHEATON, Ill., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A Chicago-area woman who killed her unfaithful husband and wounded their two daughters pleaded guilty but mentally ill Thursday.

Sungnam Lisowski of Aurora was sentenced to 45 years in prison, the Chicago Tribune reported. Under state law, she is not eligible for parole.

Lisowski shot her husband, John, on Christmas Day, 2002, several months after he sent her an e-mail to tell her he wanted a divorce. The daughters survived the shooting and are living with their father's family.

In 2003, a judge found that Lisowski was unfit to stand trial. After months in a mental hospital, she was declared fit in 2004.

Assistant State's Attorney Jane Radostits argued that Lisowski had the capacity to plan the killing, buying a handgun after her husband told her the marriage was over and practicing at a target range before the shooting.

She reportedly told police she did not want her daughters to be cared for by her husband's mistress.

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