Geneva murder trial sentencing expected today

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Shadwick King

GENEVA, Ill. — A man found guilty of murdering his wife in Geneva will be sentenced today in Kane County court.

Shadwick King, 47, faces 20 to 60 years  in prison. Authorities say he strangled his wife after finding out she was having an affair.

The body of Kathleen King, 32, was found on some railroad tracks near the Kings’ house on the morning of July 6, 2014. King told police he and his wife had been up late drinking and discussing a divorce when she went out for a jog to clear her head. Defense attorneys say she died from a heart condition while jogging.

Prosecutors, however, say King placed his wife’s body on the tracks to cover up the murder.

After two weeks of hearing evidence and six hours of deliberation, jurors found King guilty in March.

It was the first murder in Geneva in four decades.

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