Man Who Killed NIU Student Gets 30 Years In Prison

By WTVO WQRF Newsroom

Published 04/02 2014 12:09PM

Updated 04/02 2014 12:14PM

WTVO/WQRF - Justice finally comes for the family of Steven Agee II.

Chaz Thrailkill, 21, initially pled not guilty, but changed his mind during a hearing Tuesday.  As part of a plea deal, he'll spend the next 30 years in prison; 25 years for murder and five years for attempted aggravated discharge of a firearm.

Thrailkill's trial was set to begin later this month.

The murder happened in 2011.  Thrailkill murdered Agee after an argument at an off-campus party.  Thrailkill was not a student at NIU.

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