Rhoni Reuter

Life sentence for murder of Shaun Gayle's girlfriend

Marni Yang was sentenced to life in prison this morning for gunning down the pregnant girlfriend of former Chicago Bear Shaun Gayle, with the judge citing the “methodical, meticulous and maniacal manner in which you committed this crime.”

Judge Christopher Stride handed down two life sentences with no parole, to run concurrently, for the death of Rhoni Reuter and her unborn child in Reuter’s Deerfield condominium on Oct. 4, 2007.

Yang showed no reaction, sitting almost motionless.

When Stride asked her if she understood the sentence, she consulted with her attorney and said, “Yes, your honor.”

Before Yang was sentenced, her attorney William Hedrick read a...