DIXON, Ill. - A teenage girl was convicted Wednesday in the killing of a 26-year-old classmate who was choked, beaten and sawed into pieces after an argument over boys. Sarah Kolb, 17, faces up to 60 years in prison.
The victim, Adrianne Reynolds, had moved to East Moline from Texas about two months before she was killed. Prosecutors said she was just trying to fit in at a new school but picked the wrong friend.
On Jan. 21, 2005, Kolb, Reynolds and schoolmate Cory Gregory were in Kolb's car at a fast-food restaurant when the fight began. Reynolds was killed and her body was burned, dismembered and hidden in two counties.
Gregory also is charged with murder and concealing a homicide and is scheduled to stand trial May 1. Kolb showed no reaction as the verdict was read. Her family and Reynolds' family wept quietly as the jury was polled.