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Man takes plea deal in death of NIU student

DEKALB, Ill. — The man accused of killing a Northern Illinois University student has taken a plea deal.

Antinette Keller an 18-year-old student disappeared in 2010. Just days later, police found her charred remains.

They say  William Curl beat, raped and then killed her.

On Tuesday he pleaded guilty and got a 37 year sentence.

Friends of the victims are stunned by the light sentence.

"They're never gonna get closure after 2 1/2 years of all this. No," said Thelma Holderness, family friend.

Curl has no chance to get out for good behavior.

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