Deonlashawn Simmons, 36, will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars for killing Takaylah Tribitt in 2019.
A jury convicted him of the murder in March and Simmons 承认的 to firearm and habitual offender enhancements.
Tribbitt, a runaway, was found facedown, tied with cords and surrounded by garbage not far from where Simmons’ family lived, 根据法院文件.
She and Simmons had met at a birthday party in Chicago five days earlier.
Simmons has maintained his 清白 and said Thursday he plans to appeal.
Deputy Prosecutor Doug Shaw, who called Tribbit’s death an “执行,” asked the judge to impose the maximum 105 year sentence, 说 “that’s all the law allows us.”
Tribitt was a “defenseless child,” Shaw said in court.
Simmons’ attorney had asked for a 56-year sentence, with five years suspended in favor of probation.