Rock Island County judge sentences Lamaree Wilson-Neuleib to 62 years in prison

Neuleib opened fire over a drug deal in May of 2015

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - "Not only did you kill him, but apart of me died that day. He meant so much to many of us," said Lyndsie McCoy.
 
Zac Phillips' mother read her impact statement Wednesday in court, as a Rock Island County judge sentenced Lamaree Wilson-Neuleib to a total of 62 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. 
The 19 year old killed 18 year old Zac Phillips and wounded 19 year old Eric Roberson when he shot them in a parked car in Moline.
Neuleib opened fire over a drug deal in May of 2015.
 
"This is the second time we've had to do this," Rock Island County State's attorney John McGehee said. "Initially he did a plea and the judge initially sentenced him to 60 years, he decided he wanted to take back his plea."
 
Judge Gregory Chickris described the crime as premeditated, evil and malicious.
McGehee said the use of a firearm added to Wilson-Neuleib's sentence.
 
"What the gun enhancement is, is that if somebody commits murder with a firearm, there is an additional 25 years that are added on to the sentence," he said.
 
Zac Phillips' mother Lyndsie McCoy said, she is content with the sentence.
 
"I'm fine with it. 62 years I'll be dead, so I don't know if he'll live that long in prison or not," she said. "As long as he's going away and can't harm anybody else then good."
 
She said she is happy to finally have justice served.
 
"I'm just glad this part of it is over and maybe there can be some people that find peace, Zac's friends, myself and family," McCoy said. "I'd like to thank everybody that supported all of us through this whole thing."
 

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