A Peoria man serving a 24-year prison sentence for second-degree murder has been sentenced to an additional 18 years for armed violence.
According to reports, 26-year-old Dieuseul Brown received the new punishment Wednesday in Peoria County court. He faced up to 30 years for the armed violence conviction.
He was found guilty of that crime as well as possession of a weapon by a felon and possession of less than 15 grams of cocaine after a brief bench trial last month.
The judge says he took Brown's criminal history into account for his sentence.
A jury found Brown guilty of fatally shooting Kelsey Coleman in April. Brown was charged with armed violence after police found the murder weapon, a handgun and cocaine when they arrested him after the shooting.