Kolb Asks for Reduced Sentence
A woman who was a teenager when she was convicted of murder wants to have her sentence reduced.
On Wednesday, Illinois' Third District Appellate Court will consider a request from Sarah Kolb, who was sentenced to 50 years for the 2005 murder of 16 year old Adrianne Reynolds.
At the time of the murder, Kolb was 16. She argues that the judge did not take her age into account, and other factors such as competence, and family background.
Last year, her request for a reduced sentence was rejected by a local judge. Now the Third District Appellate Court will consider if her original trial was fair and if the law was applied correctly.
The court is scheduled to hear the case Wednesday morning in Ottawa.
Now 34 years old, Kolb is being held at the Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln, Illinois.