A South Peoria woman pleaded guilty Monday to shooting at a man in January.
Cheryl Langford, 53, of 2015 W. Antoinette St. now faces either probation or up to 15 years in prison when sentenced on March 6. She remains free on bond pending that hearing.
As part of a deal with prosecutors, charges of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm were dropped in return for Langford’s plea to aggravated discharge of a firearm.
Police were called to her home shortly before 5 a.m. on Jan. 4. They found Lewis R. Donley, 47, who also lives at the Antoinette Street home, shot and suffering from what police described as “life-threatening injuries.”
Assistant State’s Attorney Jodi Hoos said Langford and Donley had been married at some point and were arguing that day. The altercation turned violent, and Langford shot him six times with a .22-caliber revolver.
The prosecutor said cuts on Langford’s body, which she initially told police were caused by Donley, were actually self-inflicted.