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HARRISBURG — A judge has sentenced a southern Illinois man to life in prison for the death of a mother and her unborn child.

WSIL-TV reports a judge sentenced 60-year-old Rodney Black on Tuesday. Black was convicted last month of first-degree murder in the 2015 killing of Latisha Reidelberger and the child she was carrying.

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Black was scheduled to be sentenced last week but his attorneys had asked for more time to consider a motion for a new trial and a pre-sentence investigation. The judge on Tuesday denied those motions. The TV station reports Black will serve the life sentence concurrent to a 20-year sentence he was given for attacking a jail guard in September 2015.

Reidelberger's family members say the life sentence was the outcome they were looking for and they are glad the case is over.

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