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Teen gets 25 years for killing 911 dispatcher in stolen SUV

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A teenager will spend the next 25 years in prison after pleading guilty Friday to murder for crashing a stolen SUV into a vehicle -- killing a 911 dispatcher on her way home from work.

Marquis Harrison, 18, pleaded guilty to one count of murder and Cook County Judge James Linn sentenced him to 25 years, according to a statement from the Cook County State's Attorney's office. By law, he must serve 100 percent of the sentence.

As a 16-year-old, Harrison was fleeing police in a stolen vehicle when he crashed into another vehicle -- killing the 911 dispatcher, who was on her way home from work.

Police pulled Harrison over about 6:15 a.m. on July 10, 2011, at North Elston Avenue and West Blackhawk Street for disregarding a red light, according to police.

When officers exited their vehicle, Harrison put the stolen Range Rover in reverse and drove towards the officers, according to police. He struck the police vehicle and drove of.

Officers followed the SUV -- registered to a person in west suburban Bellwood -- until it crashed into the a vehicle driven by Marciea Adkins at North Hoyne and West Armitage, authorities said.

Adkins, of the 2000 block of North Stave Avenue, was pronounced dead that morning at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

The 42-year-old was a police 911 dispatcher driving home after her shift, said Roderick Drew, spokesman for the Office of Emergency Management and Communications.

Prosecutors said Harrison had attended a party at a downtown hotel where he drank alcohol and smoked marijuana. He left the party on foot, saw an SUV double parked with the engine running and stole it while the owner was paying for parking at a nearby pay station.

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