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Yang Sentencing Delayed

No reason was given why a hearing was postponed to sentence the woman found guilty of killing Shaun Gayle's girlfriend



    Yang Sentencing Delayed

    Sentencing has been postponed for the woman found guilty of killing former Chicago Bear Shaun Gayle's pregnant girlfriend.

    Marni Yang was scheduled to be sentenced Friday in Lake County after being found guilty last month of the 2007 murder of Rhoni Reuter. 

    Prosecutors gave no reason for the sentencing delay, the Associated Press reports. Assistant State's Attorney Patricia Fix told the AP that attorneys on both sides are working to get a new hearing date.

    During the trial's closing arguments, prosecutors said the shooting was "a well-planned, thought-out execution." They made the case that Yang was so preoccupied with Gayle, a member of the 1985 Super Bowl-winning team, and so jealous by his girlfriends that she murdered Reuter on Oct. 4, 2007.

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    After the verdict, Gayle said Yang got what she deserved