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Chicago Teen Sentenced To 32 Years After Death of Woman Pushed Down CTA Stairs

 
Chicago Teen Sentenced To 32 Years After Death of Woman Pushed Down CTA Stairs
Posted Friday, April 12th 2013 @ 4pm

Sentencing for a March, 2011, crime occurred today.

69-year-old Katona-King, mother of three and a deacon at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Logan Square, was murdered in March 2011 when she was pushed down the stairs at the Fullerton "L" station by a thief after he snatched her iPhone. 

Five months later, 18-year-old Prince Watson was arrested for the crime. 

He pleaded guilty to counts of robbery and a murder count.

Today Watson faced sentecing for his crime. During the hearing, Watson read a letter to Katona-King's family:

“All I wanted to do was snatch iPhones and get away,” Watson’s letter read. “I know I hurt your family tremendously … Please forgive me.”

Watson was sentenced to 32 years in prison by a Cook County judge. 

Source: Redeye

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