Illinois woman pleads guilty to second-degree murder, sentenced to 25 years

EFFINGHAM - A southern Illinois woman has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.

Christine Burr, 58, pleaded guilty on Monday in the 2011 stabbing death of Joseph Delaney.  She also pleaded guilty to concealment of a homicidal death for disposing of his body.

Burr admitted to stabbing Delaney to death in an angry outburst in July 2011.  A hiker found Delaney's body along the Embarras River less than a year later.

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