The last of four men charged in the home invasion and death of a 15-year-old Pinckneyville girl has taken a plea deal with prosecutors and now faces a sentence of six to 30 years in prison.
Chad Bennett II was originally charged with murder, concealing a homicidal death and home invasion. He pleaded guilty to the home invasion charge and as part of his agreement, the two other charges were dropped, according to a news release.
The home invasion resulted in the death of 15-year-old Sidnee Stephens in July 2010.
A sentencing date has not yet been set, the Perry County state's attorney's office said.
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Bennett is the last of five people involved in the case to be sent to prison. The other suspects include:
- Dakota Wall, 24, who is Stephens’ half-sister, was sentenced to 26 years in prison in 2014.
- Robbie Mueller, 21, was sentenced to 37 years in 2012.
- James Glazier, 23, and Carl Dane, 19, both received 60-year sentences.
- Dane was found dead in his Perry County Jail cell Aug. 5, 2011, the day he was scheduled to be transferred to the Illinois Department of Corrections.