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Carbondale pair sentenced for violent crime

Two people were recently sentenced for a home invasion on March 15. 

Jackson County State's Attorney, Michael C. Carr announced on October 31 that Ariel Mix, 25, and Marquis Sutton, 31, of Carbondale were sentenced for their role in a home invasion.

Evidence shows these two defendants, along with co-defendant Richard Nelson, also of Carbondale, went to a hotel room in Carbondale with the intent to rob Alfonso Slaughter of drugs and money that they thought were in his hotel room. 

When police arrived at the Slaughter's hotel room, they found him unconscious, bloody and beaten.

Slaughter was then taken to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale and later airlifted to St. Louis where he spent a month in the hospital recovering from his injuries.

Mix, Sutton and Nelson were convicted on August 20.  

Nelson was sentenced to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for his role in the home invasion and a 10 year concurrent sentence for robbery on October 30.

According to Carr, evidence shows that it was Mix's idea to rob Slaughter, and that she also got her boyfriend, Sutton, to help.

Mix and Sutton tried to rob Slaughter earlier that day, but were not successful. Later that day, Nelson helped with the home invasion and robbery. 

Mix was sentenced to 20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on the home invasion charge, where it must be served as an 85 percent sentence.

She was also sentenced to a concurrent seven year sentence for robbery and ordered to serve three years of mandatory supervised release upon her release from the Department of Corrections.  

"One of the most brutal and heinous attacks he had ever seen in his years on the bench," the sentencing judge said.

Sutton was sentenced to 60 years in the department of corrections for the home invasion.

He must serve 85 percent of that sentence and he will also serve three years mandatory supervised release upon his release form the Illinois Department of Corrections for the robbery charge. This sentence is to be served consecutive to the 60 year sentence for the home invasion charge, which makes it a total 74 years. 

This case was investigated by the Carbondale Police Department.

Assistant State's Attorney Mark Hamrock prosecuted this case. 

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