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Mental illness delays sentencing for convicted-murderer

A scheduled-sentencing for 21-year-old Dushawn Johnson of Kankakee was delayed in Circuit Court (Wed). A mental evaluation will have to be reviewed after the court learned from the defense attorney that Johnson was "hearing voices."

Johnson was convicted (in April) for the 2010 shooting death of 24-year-old Maria O'Connor. She was hit by gunfire while innocently walking home from a job interview.

During a pre-sentencing investigation, it was revealed Johnson was "hearing voices" so now the mental illness possibility will have to be taken into consideration.

Johnson is facing a minimum 71-year prison term.

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