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.