Passenger Who Shot Driver Sentenced to 85 Years

June 30, 2009

Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow says an Urbana man found guilty of shooting a Champaign woman and dumping her body on the side of an interstate in Will County has been sentenced to 85 years in prison.

Officials say 24-year-old Delon Scott was sentenced to 60 years for murder and another 25 years for using a firearm in the death of Champaign resident Cassondra Cawthon. Glasgow says Scott must serve the whole sentence.

Scott allegedly shot Cawthon three times on October 8, 2007, while he was a passenger in the car she was driving. The car veered off the interstate near Peotone, but did not crash.

Glasgow says Scott dumped the body and ran into a nearby field to get rid of his gun. He says police had arrived when Scott returned.

Story source: AP