30-Year Term for Stabbing Murderer

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office:


Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Kyle Morgan, 29, of Woodstock, was sentenced to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

The defendant, who has a long history of receiving psychiatric treatment, pleaded guilty but mentally ill for stabbing Robin Burton multiple times with a knife.

The defendant fled the State of Illinois after committing the murder and he was subsequently apprehended in Tennessee and extradited here to face these charges.

The defendant must serve 100 percent of his sentence under the Illinois truth in sentencing guidelines.

This case was investigated by the Woodstock Police Department with the assistance of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department and the M.I.A.T. investigative team.

The case was prosecuted by Michael Combs and David Metnick.


30-Year Term for Stabbing Murderer — 3 Comments

  1. A nightmare for a good family.

    Kyle was a wonderful kid, very popular with the other kids and has a fine mother and father. My sons said that he began to get stranger and stranger at the end of elementary school, and just kept deteriorating.

    As a society, we have to face the fact that so many horrible things are done by people with mental illness. Drugs are not doing the job that sequestration did 40 years ago. Virtually every mass shooting or serial murder spree is perpetrated by someone with a prior diagnosis of mental illness of some form and some history of violence.

    Kyle will be safe and society will be safe from him for the next 15 years or so. Those of us who knew Kyle as a bright happy child can rest because of that.

  2. Kyle will serve the entire 30 years; parole is not an option for him.

    Yes, his parents did everything possible for him, but as the judge said at sentencing (I was there), Kyle had to accept responsibility for his actions.

    The judge did address his parents, saying he understood they did everything they could to help him, but Kyle was ultimately responsible for what he did.

  3. The family always does the time with the incarcerated.

    This is especially hard for those of us who have done everything we could for our mentally ill child.

    The public knows little about psychosis and how it insidiously takes over a persons mind allowing to do things they would never do medicated or sober.

    Correction is necessary but not in the current prison system.

    They too will become a further damaged human being, the victim of shame and ridicule by other inmates, cheaply medicated if at all.

    Not minimizing the horror of the crime or maximizing the safety of society we as a country are losing all the way sround.

    There is no rehabilitation for anyone in our present system.

    Thank God for providing his mercy and grace.

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