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Man Sentenced to 20 Years for U of I Professor Stabbing

Man Sentenced to 20 Years for U of I Professor Stabbing

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An eastern Illinois man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for slashing the throat of a University of Illinois professor at a Champaign train station in 2011.

Joshua Scaggs, 26, of Fithian was sentenced Monday. Prosecutors say Scaggs attackedĀ  law professor Dhammika Dharmapala, 44, in December 2011. Scaggs cried, apologizing to the professor and saying he was sorry for the pain he caused.

Judge Harry Clem called the case “one of the most appalling crimes to ever come before this judge’s bench.”

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