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Fairbury Woman Sentenced for Murder

A Fairbury woman was sentenced to life in prison for killing her husband.  Laura DeJong was sentenced by District Judge Paul Korslund on Thursday in Jefferson County District Court.

Susan DeJong was convicted of first-degree murder in the beating death of Thomas DeJong. DeJong received an additional 50 years for use of a deadly weapon. 

 The incident occurred March 11, 2011.  Susan DeJong called 911 to ask that an ambulance be sent immediately to their residence 8 miles west of Fairbury.  Upon arrival Thomas DeJong was found unconscious and severely beaten.

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