DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A Decatur man will serve decades in prison for concealing the death of a 72-year-old Shelbyville woman.
Thomas M. Miller, 20, was one of two people arrested in connection to the homicide of Sherry D. Hubbartt. Clayton Anderson, Hubbartt's grandson, admitted to killing her and was sentenced in 2021 to life in prison.
Miller pleaded guilty in March to charges of concealment of a homicidal death and possession of a converted vehicle in connection to the Hubbartt case. He was sentenced Thursday to 24 years in prison in relation to those charges.
Miller also pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge of aggravated battery in a public place. He struck a person in the head while he and the victim were both at the Shelby County Jail.
He was sentenced to three years in prison on that charge. All of his sentences run consecutively, meaning he will serve 27 years behind bars. He will serve at least two years of parole after his time in prison ends.
Court records said Miller faced extended term sentencing due to Hubbartt's age. He was credited for 254 days served in custody.
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