Second Man Sentenced For Shooting Lottery Winner

The man heads to prison for 12 years

By Lauren Morales
|  Tuesday, Apr 5, 2011  |  Updated 8:48 AM CDT
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Second Man Sentenced For Shooting Lottery Winner

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Carine Palella pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 12 years for shooting a man who won $100,000 in the Illinois lottery.

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A second man is headed to prison for involvement in the shooting of a Rolling Meadows man who won the Illinois lottery.

Carine Palella pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery and was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison, the Associated Press reports. The victim, who won $100,000, was shot four times in 2009.

Palella plead guilty just three days after accomplice 35-year-old Robert English of Berwyn, pleaded guilty. English was sentenced on Friday to 23 years in prison for first-degree murder, home invasion and aggravated battery.

English told police that he and Palella targeted the man because they thought he had money. The Rolling Meadows victim said he now has trust issues, explaining that he knew Palella's family for years.

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