Jury Convicts Rockford Man

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Scheduling is set for May 1 for a Rockford teenager convicted in the stabbing death of his mother's friend.

A Winnebago County jury Tuesday found 18-year-old Matthew McCain guilty but mentally ill in the 2001 stabbing death of Marian Geier.

The verdict carries a 20 to 60 year prison term but Chief Judge Gerald Grubb has to put McCain in a corrections facility where he can access psychiatric treatment.

Defense attorneys argued McCain suffered from major depression and psychosis and that voices in his head told him to kill.

Geier was stabbed once in the neck while she slept on a sofa in McCain's mother's home in June 2001.

Geier died from the wound eight days later.

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