Woman Pleads Guilty In Mother's July Murder | WGLT

Woman Pleads Guilty In Mother's July Murder

Dec 20, 2017

A 22-year-old Washington woman has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in her mother's July stabbing death.

The Pantagraph reports that Christine Roush entered the plea Wednesday morning in the death of Teresa Ann Poehlman of East Peoria, who was stabbed and her body left in a secluded area in the Funks Grove Nature Preserve. Hikers found Poehlman's body July 2 at the preserve southwest of Bloomington.

Roush faces between 20 and 60 years in prison at her January sentencing. Her co-defendant, Matt Isbell, 20, of Marquette Heights, also faces murder charges. He's set for trial May 7.

Roush had been scheduled for a status hearing Wednesday. In November she was found mentally fit to stand trial based on psychiatric evaluation results.

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