Woman receives 25-year prison term for slaying of co-worker

2014-06-04T15:39:00Z 2014-06-04T22:29:31Z Woman receives 25-year prison term for slaying of co-workerGregory Tejeda Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
June 04, 2014 3:39 pm  • 

MARKHAM | A 31-year-old woman received a 25-year prison term this week after pleading guilty to a criminal charge related to the stabbing death of a co-worker.

Selisea Tyler, of Chicago Heights, appeared in court Tuesday before Judge Frank Zelezinski, where she pleaded guilty to one count of murder. Three other charges she was facing for the 2010 incident were dismissed in exchange for her guilty plea.

The Cook County state’s attorney’s office said Wednesday that Tyler will get credit for 478 days she served in the Cook County Jail while awaiting trial. She also will be required to serve three years of supervised release upon completing her prison term.

Tyler faced the criminal charges for a May 17, 2010, incident in which 47-year-old Cynthia Humphrey was stabbed nearly 40 times due to a dispute at work. Prosecutors said both women worked at SouthSTAR Services developmental disabilities center as janitors in Chicago Heights.

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