Rockford Man Sentenced for Murder

ROCKFORD -- 24-year-old convicted killer Lorenzo Kent has been sentenced to 55 years in prison without the possibility of parole.

A sentencing hearing was held Friday morning for Kent after his 1st degree murder conviction in April.

Police believe Kent shot and killed 30 year-old Donmarquis Jackson in May 2013. It happened in the 1400 block of Nelson Blvd.

Kent was already in custody at the Winnebago Co. Jail on another charge, and his criminal history likely played a role in the lengthy sentence.

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