Jacqueline Mora-Hernandez, 24, of Zion.

A Zion woman was sentenced on Wednesday to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to fatally stabbing her boyfriend in the middle of a Zion street in 2020.

Jacqueline Mora-Hernandez, 24, of Zion, was charged in July 2020 with multiple counts of first-degree murder.

The Zion Police Department responded around 5:01 a.m. on July 20, 2020, to the 2600 block of Gilboa Avenue in Zion for a report of a man down and not breathing.

Responding officers located a 23-year-old Waukegan man, identified as Greagory X.J. Gilmore, lying in the street with a puncture wound to his chest.

Zion Police Chief Kirk Henderson said at the time that officers began CPR and requested an ambulance from the Zion Fire and Rescue Department.

Gilmore was transported to Vista Medical Center East where he was pronounced dead.

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Henderson said that Mora-Hernandez, who was 21 at the time, stabbed Gilmore in the chest with a knife. The incident was captured on surveillance video.

The knife was recovered at the scene, Henderson said, adding that Mora-Hernandez and Gilmore were in a domestic relationship.

The Lake County Major Crime Task Force assisted with evidence collection at the scene and the Zion Police Department conducted the investigation.

Mora-Hernandez has been held in the Lake County Jail since her arrest.

Mora-Hernandez entered into a negotiated plea deal on Wednesday with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office.

She pleaded guilty to an amended count of second-degree murder in exchange for her first-degree murder charges being dismissed, court records show.

Lake County Judge Mark Levitt approved the plea on Wednesday and sentenced the woman to 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

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She will be required to serve the sentence at 50% in accordance with truth-in-sentencing guidelines.

Mora-Hernandez has received almost 1,100 days of credit for time already served awaiting trial. She was pregnant at the time of her arrest and gave birth while in the jail.

The woman’s attorney, Robert T. Ritacca, told Lake and McHenry County Scanner he is pleased with the negotiated plea deal, which means she will serve approximately four years in state prison.