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.