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Man sentenced in Schuyler Co. murder case

RUSHVILLE, Ill. (WGEM) - The Beardstown man convicted of murdering a carnival worker at the Schuyler County Fair last year was sentenced to prison time Thursday.

Jared Staake, 22, was sentenced to 18 years and will be eligible for parole after nine years. Staake was convicted of second degree murder in January during a four day trial.

Authorities say Staake stabbed 33-year-old Michael Box, of Dyersburg, Tenn. after the two got into a fight July 2. Box died from his injuries the following day.

"I was pleased with the ruling," Schuyler County State's Attorney Ramon Escapa said. "The sentence handed down by the judge was fair and appropriate."

"I know (Box's) family felt the same way," Escapa added.

Circuit Judge Alesia McMillen also denied a motion by Staake's lawyer for a new trial.

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