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Pinckneyville teen sentenced to 60 years for murder

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Glazier going into court on July 30, 2012. (Source: Photo Courtesy of the Pinckneyville Press) Glazier going into court on July 30, 2012. (Source: Photo Courtesy of the Pinckneyville Press)
Glazier leaving court on July 30, 2012. (Source: Photo Courtesy of the Pinckneyville Press) Glazier leaving court on July 30, 2012. (Source: Photo Courtesy of the Pinckneyville Press)
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PINCKNEYVILLE, IL (KFVS) -

Just moments ago in a Perry County, IL courtroom, a judge sentenced James Glazier to 60 years for the 2010 murder of 15-year-old Sidnee Stephens.

The 19-year-old has to serve 100 percent of his sentence and won't be eligible for parole. 

Glazier's been in the Perry County Jail since July 2010 but, will be credited for the small time he's served. 

He will be transferred to the Illinois Department of Corrections very soon to start that sentence.

But, his attorney plans to file an appeal Wednesday.

Judge James Campanella said Glazier is a part of a group in society "that blindly follows the suggestion of others" and ends up hurting people.

Court documents show that Stephens was taken from her home and then strangled and shot. A fisherman found her body under a bridge in Beaucoup Creek in rural Perry County.

Family of Glazier and Stephens were in courtroom to learn the sentence.

James Glazier seemed calm coming in to courtroom. He smiled to his family in the back row.

Glazier waived his right to a trial by jury. A judge found him guilty on July 30, 2012.

Glazier is one of three teens charged with Stephen's murder. The first, Carl Dane, pleaded guilty and took his own life before being transferred to prison.

Robbie Mueller has yet to stand trial.

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