Illinois woman sentenced to probation in birthday stabbing

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The Associated Press

Posted on December 22, 2011 at 9:30 PM

CARPENTERSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- A suburban Chicago woman has been sentenced to four years probation after pleading guilty in the stabbing death of a woman who was an uninvited birthday party guest.
  
The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports (http://bit.ly/ujPElN ) that 20-year-old Jacqueline Loyola of Carpentersville was also ordered Thursday to pay nearly $8,000 restitution and perform community service.
  
She faced first-degree murder in Kassandra Caceres's death, but pleaded guilty to the second-degree charge.
  
Defense attorney David Camic says Loyola was hospitalized with post-traumatic stress disorder and he's grateful the judge considered all information.
  
Assistant State's Attorney Pam Monaco argued Loyola should serve prison time and cited a misdemeanor battery conviction in a fight over a parking spot.
  
Authorities say Loyola was having a 19th birthday party in 2010 when Caceres arrived with uninvited guests.
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   Information from: Daily Herald, http://www.dailyherald.com

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