CHICAGO (CBS)–A man convicted in the September 2013 murder of a Wheaton woman has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The body of Linda Valez, 39, was found in Panfish Park in Glen Ellyn. The DuPage County State’s Attorney’s office said she had been stabbed 39 times and her body was left in a shallow grave in a grassy area in the park.READ MORE: Mother Has Questions After Police Shoot, Kill Man They Say Was Wielding Knife In Englewood
Myron D. Ester, 50, was convicted of first-degree murder and concealment of a homicidal death.
Valez had visited the Park with Ester the night she was murdered, prosecutors said.
The two started arguing and Ester began stabbing Valez multiple times in the head, neck and torso.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rain Coming As Work Week Begins
Ester was arrested five days later and has been held in jail without bond since then, according to prosecutors.
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