A Danville teenager has been sentenced to twenty years in prison after pleading guilty earlier to second degree murder. Circuit Judge Nancy Fahey sentenced 17-year-old Malika Anthony this morning (Thursday) in connection with the May 30th, 2017 stabbing death Kuron Kimmons. The victim was 43 when he was stabbed in the 900 block of Campbell Lane.
Anthony was just 15 years old when she was arrested. She had originally been charged as an adult with multiple counts of first degree murder, but she pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second degree murder.
When asked by Judge Fahey whether she had anything to say before sentence was passed Anthony had no comment. She will be required to serve at least half of the 20 year sentence and received credit for 1,155 days under the sentencing guidelines.
State’s Attorney Jacqueline Lacy noted that Anthony earned a Danville High School diploma while in custody at the Vermilion County Juvenile Detention Center.