Patrick Chase of Alton was sentenced to 45 years on a first-degree murder charge and 20 years on a charge of dismembering a human body.
A jury has convicted a 24-year-old central Illinois woman of murder for the dismemberment of her husband.
Prosecutors say Paul Potter stabbed 74-year-old Willis Edward Meredith, dismembered his body and set fires to conceal the crime.
A Missouri man is accused of killing a man, dismembering the body and tossing the victim’s arms at bystanders.
Prosecutors say Joshua Tharp, 27, left the woman’s remains behind a shopping center in East Alton.