OTTAWA — The man charged with attempting to kill a former girlfriend with a sword was sentenced Friday to 22 years in prison.
William Milian, 29, will have to serve 85 percent of his sentence on the Class X felony. The state asked for 25 years and the defense asked for 10 years.
LaSalle County Judge H. Chris Ryan did not have a sentence agreement. Charges of aggravated domestic battery and aggravated battery were dropped in exchange for the blind plea.
Authorities never identified the woman in the July 2014 attack in an East Main Street apartment. Her injuries required two surgeries.
Charges of aggravated domestic battery and aggravated battery were dropped in exchange for the plea.
Milian has been jailed since his arrest in lieu of posting $200,000 bond.
Doug Kramarsic represented Milian as a public defender. His client could have been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Probation was not an option for Ryan under state sentencing guidelines.