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Bloomington Woman gets 55 years in choking death

A Bloomington woman convicted of strangling her mother-in-law has been sentenced to 55 years in prison.

Misook Wang was sentenced Friday in McLean County Circuit Court. A jury in December found the 46-year-old woman guilty of first-degree murder in the death of 70-year-old Wenlan Linda Tyda of Crest Hill in September 2011.

Wang also goes by Misook Nowlin. During her trial, Wang admitted paying someone to lure her mother-in-law to central Illinois with a job offer. But Wang said she choked her with a purse strap and sweater in self-defense during a struggle.

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