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CHICAGO (AP) — A central Illinois man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for killing a police informant to keep her from testifying in a drug case.

Marquelle Palmer of Bloomington in May was found guilty of murder in the death of Melissa Woods, whose body was found in 2012 in the basement of a boarded-up building in Chicago.

Woods was to testify in a drug case targeting Palmer, his brother and more than a dozen others accused of trafficking cocaine out of a Bloomington car dealership. The 32-year-old Palmer is serving a 14-year sentence on a federal conviction in connection to his role in the drug ring.

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Palmer showed little reaction Friday as Cook County Circuit Judge Stanley Sacks handed down the sentence.

Sacks said Palmer's crime was just against Woods, but also a crime against the entire judicial system.

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