Marquette Heights woman sentenced to prison for murdering her mother

By WEEK Reporter

October 17, 2013 Updated Oct 18, 2013 at 9:16 AM CDT

PEKIN, Ill. -- In Tazewell County, Gina Gonzalez was sentenced to 50 years in prison for the murder of her mother.

Quyen Phan, 70, died in December of 2011 after suffering a blow to the head.

During her trial, prosecutors said Gina Gonzalez subjected her petite mother to constant, painful abuse and that the victim told a friend that Gonzalez might kill her.

Gonzalez received credit for the 666 days she has been held in the Tazewell County Jail since her arrest.

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