An Illinois man was sentenced Friday to 35 years in prison for bludgeoning his brother’s girlfriend with a hammer, sexually assaulting her and burning down the couple’s home in 2017.
Timothy Gregory, 43, pleaded guilty to attempted murder, aggravated criminal sexual assault and aggravated arson.
Will County Circuit Judge Amy Bertani-Tomczak sentenced Gregory to 35 years in prison and three years of mandatory supervised release, according to Fox 32. The judge found him guilty but mentally ill, which will not affect the execution of his sentence.
The sentence will be 85 percent served and Gregory will receive 2,364 days credit for time served.
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Gregory went to the home of his brother and his brother’s girlfriend on Infantry Drive in Joliet on March 25, 2017, when he repeatedly bludgeoned his brother’s girlfriend in the head with a hammer, police said. prosecutors said.
He then sexually assaulted the woman in the living room, where she passed out. After the victim regained consciousness, she saw Gregory approaching her, so she ran into the bathroom and locked the door.
The victim passed out again and when she regained consciousness, she noticed smoke entering the bathroom from under the door. She opened the door and saw the house in flames and Gregory standing in front of the bathroom door waiting for her.
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Gregory tried to push her into boxes when she tried to run to the front door to stop him from leaving the house. She ran outside and was helped by a passerby who saw her bleeding and staggering.
The woman was taken to hospital, where she was put in an induced coma for six days and underwent numerous surgeries. The house also suffered significant damage.
“Gregory engaged in evil and sickening conduct that will continue to haunt this courageous victim long after today’s sentencing decision,” said Will Count State’s Attorney James Glasgow. “While no sentence can erase the true horror this woman experienced, the years Gregory will spend in a cold prison cell will prevent him from committing this kind of savagery on another person, as he will bear the consequences of his total lack of courage. humanity.”